Group Hires 381 Petition Canvassers to Put Marijuana on the Ballot in Arkansas

The group promoting a marijuana amendment in Arkansas has hired hundreds of petition canvassers to place their measure on the November ballot, according to documents obtained from the Secretary of State’s office via the Freedom of Information Act.

Arkansans for Patient Access has until July 5 to collect 90,704 valid signatures from registered voters. The group has raised nearly $1 million their amendment campaign this year, according to reports filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission.

State law lets ballot question committees hire Arkansas residents as petition canvassers to collect signatures.

The list obtained via FOIA indicates Arkansans for Limited Government currently has 381 paid canvassers. The paid canvasser list is available below.

First NameLast NameCity
StephenMooreAshdown
AmandaDuvallAtkins
WayneGaddieAtkins
DustinKeelAustin
MichaelDelongBatesville
DanielleQuesnellBella Vista
MakaylaArmstrongBella Vista
LeeMayBella Vista
SamanthaLigiBella Vista
EmilyWaldenBenton
ShelbyLeeBenton
LeahMackeyBenton
CarolPierceBenton
KayceeMackeyBenton
MichaelHendrixBenton
AnthonyBowlinBentonville
NicoleMcGuffeyBentonville
AdamEubankBentonville
RegusDismukeBentonville
AaronWilliamsBentonville
SergioVazquezBentonville
JesusLopezBentonville
StephanieBrooksBentonville
JohnnyJarvisBentonville
CooperFeatherstoneBentonville
LyndaBrockBlack Rock
BrittanySharkeyBlytheville
JaymeRichardsonBonnerdale
CadencePennyBooneville
AllenLewisBooneville
AngienettieGriffin-CappsBrookland
NicholasTurpinBryant
JeffreyTurpinBryant
AngelaWoodBryant
WilliamBuchananCabot
SarahBettgerCabot
JonahVallejoCabot
MiaGriffinCabot
MaeganThompsonCabot
SarahLongCabot
EthanRobertsCabot
De’JonJamesCabot
CharlesHarpoleCabot
SallyDavisCabot
AmandaCheelyCabot
AshtenShaferCabot
DanielleMarksCabot
SaraStumpenhausCabot
JeanetteGarnettCabot
Joshua,CanonCabot
LadaleGardner-MorrisCamden
BrandonTaylorCenterton
TaheimBentonCenterton
KyndraeSpurlockClarksville
AlyssaRackleyClarksville
ShatayaRossClarksville
AustinOlguinClarksville
AndreaThoennesClinton
LakesliaMosleyConway
NafisahMorganConway
EricLucasConway
JessicaCoffmanConway
TecumsehHarrisConway
EssenceMorganConway
IsraelAikenConway
TimothyHendrixConway
AprilMorganConway
AdrianHogueConway
TuckerNewbyConway
BrittanyGajeskiConway
TamaraHeardConway
PhillipMessengerConway
ChristopherWilesDardanelle
SidneyWilesDardanelle
AmandaGrayhamDardanelle
ChesleyEssermanDover
JustinEssermanDover
AnthonyWilliamsEarle
ChristinaHippEdgemont
NatalieJonesEl Dorado
LaderrickWilliamsEl Dorado
MichaelCaryEldorado
JulieDaileyElizabeth
AndrewBinamElkins
PhillipHollisEngland
SheriHansonEureka Springs
BrianaDiazEureka Springs
JannetteVogelFairfield Bay
EmilyLaneFarmington
DanteChapmanFayetteville
JacksonFisherFayetteville
TymberPopeFayetteville
RebekahSmithFayetteville
DustinSebalaFayetteville
KatheryneRichardsonFayetteville
IanOmanFayetteville
RebekahLawsonFayetteville
DestinyRodgersFayetteville
RichardOlszewskiFayetteville
FrederickMeyersFayetteville
JamesWeberFayetteville
MollyEslickFayetteville
GwyndolynBlackFayetteville
PaytonBridewellFayetteville
AlyceCummingsFayetteville
TedBrannonFayetteville
MichaelSieringFayetteville
LolaBockFayetteville
RudyRiveraFayetteville
StanleyRestFayetteville
LindaTorresFayetteville
WalterKellyFayetteville
CherylRinglerFayetteville
FatimahAlrubayeFayetteville
RyanRestFayetteville
AsherWebbFayetteville
ChristySmithForrest City
ThomasCrowFort Smith
DevinDorseyFort Smith
RaymondBatesFort Smith
KeeganBensonFort Smith
ConnieFerrariFort Smith
NeilEckhartFort Smith
AliziaFreemanFort Smith
CassieDavisFort Smith
BretBarnesFort Smith
ChristopherReedFort Smith
DebraSpiottoFort Smith
RandallMarksFort Smith
JoleneBrownFort Smith
AlexanderJacksonFort Smith
TalonEldredFort Smith
JakeBakerFort Smith
JonathanHandyFort Smith
HeatherKornegayFort Smith
LibbyPiattFort Smith
DylonScheeleFort Smith
AshleyLeachFort Smith
MondriaHamiltonFort Smith
RosalynDickeyFort Smith
KimberlyHarperFort Smith
StevenGreenleeFort Smith
DavidHutchersonGassville
ElijahFarahGentry
VictoriaHillGreenbriar
RichardSzymanskiGreenwood
AshleyMcGibbonGreenwood
JeremyScercyHarrisburg
NathanKirbyHartford
TravisTurnageHattieville
BrianMarableHector
RhondaAndersonHector
WilliamKirkHindsville
AaliyahYoungHot Springs
AshleySnyderHot Springs
BriggittChildersHot Springs
HeidiVanhaverbekeHot Springs
SeanCanadyHot Springs
RonaldCanadyHot Springs
AutumnRobbinsHot Springs
ZacharyYoungHot Springs
AshtonBergHot Springs
SwanzettaBlanchardHot springs
GarlandBrunsonHot springs
DestinyButlerHot springs
KatlynJohnsonHot springs
DevinWilliamsHot springs
JedidiahMagbyHot springs
JamesMayHot springs
AmandaCerraJacksonville
ShermekaWinstonJacksonville
SierraWellsJacksonville
TimothyUrtzJefferson
CrystalBatsonJefferson
MichelleStricklinJessieville
CoryStricklinJessieville
IsiahWatsonJonesboro
AudreyParajonJonesboro
NatishThomasJonesboro
DajaniqueCullinJonesboro
GabrielleHallJonesboro
JacePottsJonesboro
AliRolandJonesboro
LeslieBarnesJonesboro
LilyStrattonJonesboro
DeniseWolfeLafe
GaryNealLane Searcy
CarolSchillingLavaca
JacobMajorLittle Rock
SheilaGriffinLittle Rock
GaryMinerLittle Rock
QuincyGrantLittle Rock
LukeWadeLittle Rock
EugeneBrannonLittle Rock
JacquelynWellsLittle Rock
TylerParkerLittle Rock
HopeSmithLittle Rock
NoelKeithLittle Rock
AlisonGuthrieLittle Rock
HeatherBatesLittle Rock
JamesNicholsLittle Rock
KarenHittLittle Rock
PhyllisThompsonLittle Rock
NicholasJaegerLittle Rock
CarlaWilliamsLittle Rock
KentonByrdLittle Rock
AndreaWoodsLittle Rock
LatroyaSandersLittle Rock
WinnieGillespieLittle Rock
DreamaParhamLittle Rock
LenayFisherLittle Rock
WhitneyBruceLittle Rock
RockeaJohnsonLittle Rock
JianneWatsonLittle Rock
SkylarAdamsLittle Rock
RayanaJordanLittle Rock
KurannCobbLittle Rock
TrinityBillyLittle Rock
JeniaMillerLittle Rock
DejuanWilliamsLittle Rock
AquavianEllisLittle Rock
AralynnCardonaLittle Rock
TerriHendersonLittle Rock
GavinJonesLittle Rock
JoCunningLittle Rock
AnthonyRichardsonLittle Rock
MichelleWheelerLittle Rock
SkylerWalkerLittle Rock
CynthiaHadleyLittle Rock
JosephCrowderLittle Rock
MadisonSantiagoLittle Rock
XavierAndrewsLittle Rock
KrystalTatumLittle Rock
LindaSalleyLittle Rock
C’TyraChaneyLittle Rock
ShaniekaTatumLittle Rock
RashonFieldsLittle Rock
BrittneyWilliamsLittle Rock
AshleyPayneLittle Rock
GavinHermanLittle Rock
HowardSandersLittle Rock
AnteneshaHickeyLittle Rock
MatthewMitchamLittle Rock
OshaiHillLittle Rock
PaigeFudailLittle Rock
DaisiaStewartLittle Rock
DaiyshaBuchanan-HopkinsLittle Rock
ZadreionaGraydonLittle Rock
JacobHansenLittle Rock
LisaBlueLittle Rock
JenniferPokoraLittle Rock
TracyRovinskyLittle Rock
ShakeinnaWinstonLittle Rock
AndreaDavisLittle Rock
JamesSlackLittle Rock
RichardBarryLittle Rock
RobinMasonLittle Rock
KatherineLettLittle Rock
ChristopherHansenLonoke
WilliamHansenLonoke
AshleyWillsMabelvale
ChryBerlingMagnolia
CrystalKitchensMalvern
JaclynAllenMalvern
AyondelaMorganMalvern
JeremyJohnsonMarianna
CindyCoteMaumelle
KelseyThompsonMcGehee
JaxonVanwinkleMcRae
DestinyMclaughlinMcRae
AutumnYoakemMena
TristenPennyMena
MarcusShafferMorrilton
CalvinAlbertMorrilton
KhayreeChismMorrilton
MadisonWarrickMorrilton
AceSmithMorrilton
LandonMarlerMountain Home
RebeccaSteelyMountain Home
MatthewMooreMountain View
SandraCloudMountian Home
RollieCloudMountian Home
DavidEllingerMulberry
BrookePannellOak
SummerWilliamsOden
MargaretBatesOzark
KirstenRaffanelliParagould
JenniferBrownParagould
MarthaStevensParagould
PaigeCalverParagould
QuincyMassieParagould
JacalynPhillipsParagould
DavidKampmamParis
JustinStonePerryville
RonWilliamsPine Bluff
QuintonPughPine Bluff
TariqCaseyPine Bluff
LeahBlackwellPine Bluff
KyranPowellPine Bluff
MarissaWashingtonPine Bluff
KristinaTownsendPocahontas
FaithArmstrong-HancockPocahontas
CatherineChadynaPoplar Grove
KyleConnallyPoplar Grove
JohnRoad Harrison
TyGraserRogers
SamanthaMorrisRogers
AlyssaKimballRogers
CharlesKimballRogers
EspenMaysRogers
ToniGawthropRogers
BrandonMayorgaRogers
TravisGarriottRose Bud
PaulaWhiteRussellville
FelipeFernandezRussellville
SarahPurcellRussellville
SieannePlumbRussellville
StephanieCummingsRussellville
NathanHudsonRussellville
BretCarringtonRussellville
LauraKingRussellville
TinaMillerRussellville
AustinDeatherageRussellville
TinaMcClureScotland
FlintParishSearcy
KristenBurtonSearcy
LaurenMondaySearcy
MelanieNealSearcy
SamuelWardSheridan
JamesRobertsSheridan
GreyJewettSheridan
SavannahHudsonSheridan
VictoriaGeratSherwood
DariusWhiteSherwood
DrakeBurkheadSherwood
MarissaLemmonsSherwood
MadisonBeamerSiliam Springs
AnnaDeMossSiliam Springs
DavidArtripeSiliam Springs
KeelyKalkeSpringdale
JeffreyHollisSpringdale
RichardEllisSpringdale
MelodyHollingsworthSpringdale
PhoenixDresdenSpringdale
KellyLudwinSpringdale
BonitaSharpSpringdale
CherylHaynesStar City
KevinLeeStar City
MatthewDixonSuccess
NekitaJacksonTexarkana
SamanthaArmbrusterTexarkana
StaceyPardueTexarkana
AshleyEwaldUniontown
BarryBannonVan Buren
SarahMosleyVan Buren
DustinGoffVan Buren
LaTonyaLoredoVan Buren
KimberlyGoldmanWard
AshleyOwenWarren
AriyanaMorrisWarren
TatyainaMorrisWarren
RetaFulmerWeiner
WinonaAhartWest Fork
AntonioDavenportWest Helena
PattyBellWest Memphis
LatiaBellWest Memphis
MarthaWilbornWest Memphis
ArmaniAtkinsWest Memphis
CerineSmithWestfork
HelenHeirdWhite Hall
MarlynHankinsWhite Hall
JohnnyHeirdWhite Hall
DanielHeirdWhite Hall
StephanieBrowningWinslow
OwainJohnsonWinslow
RhondaHartWynne
JohnnyCarterWynne
JamesHartWynne
CeceliaHutchinsonWynne
JoannaGahrWynne
WhitneyJonesWynne

The marijuana campaign spent more than a quarter-million dollars last month — primarily on petition canvassing.

Most of the campaign’s funding has come from marijuana businesses that would be guaranteed a monopoly if the amendment passes.

Among other things, the amendment fails to limit the amount of THC that marijuana and marijuana products can contain.

Marijuana users would no longer need to show they suffer from a specific medical condition listed in state law — making it easier for people to use marijuana recreationally.

The amendment lets people grow and use marijuana at home, and it would openly legalize marijuana in Arkansas if federal laws against marijuana are repealed.

The measure also repeals significant restrictions on marijuana advertising in Arkansas.

All of this would lead to more marijuana in Arkansas.

Arkansas voters rejected marijuana legalization at the ballot box in 2022. That amendment was opposed by a broad coalition of churches, business groups, elected officials, and citizens who knew that marijuana would be bad for Arkansas. We anticipate similar opposition to the 2024 marijuana amendment.

Articles appearing on this website are written with the aid of Family Council’s researchers and writers.

Attorney General Issues Cease-and-Desist Letters to Companies Advertising Abortion Pills in Arkansas

On Tuesday, Attorney General Tim Griffin issued cease-and-desist letters to two companies advertising abortion pills in Arkansas.

Abortion is generally prohibited in Arkansas except to save the life of the mother, and state law prohibits abortion drugs from being delivered “via courier, delivery, or mail service” in Arkansas.

The A.G. sent cease-and-desist letters to the Choices Women’s Medical Center in New York and Aid Access in Amsterdam, Netherlands, demanding that both groups stop promoting and providing abortion pills to Arkansans.

In a statement, the attorney general said,

“Abortions are prohibited in Arkansas except under very limited circumstances. As such, abortion pills may not be legally shipped to Arkansans or brought into the State for use by Arkansans. My office has verified that both Choices Women’s Medical Center, Inc., and Aid Access are advertising the availability of abortion-inducing pills to Arkansans in contravention of our laws.

“These companies must cease and desist advertising relating to the performance of abortion services in Arkansas immediately or face the possibility of lawsuits from my office. As Attorney General, I will continue fighting to enforce the laws of our state.”

Attorney General Griffin says he will sue the companies for violating Arkansas’ Deceptive Trade Practices Act and seek penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, if they do not comply with the cease-and-desist.

Abortion-inducing drugs take the life of an unborn child. They also carry significant health risks for women — including risk of sepsis and death.

Delivering abortion drugs into Arkansas violates state law, and it puts women and unborn children at risk.

Family Council appreciates Attorney General Griffin’s willingness to stand up against these pro-abortion companies from out-of-state.

To read the A.G.’s letter to Aid Access letter, click here.

To read the A.G.’s letter to Choices Women’s Medical Center, click here.

Articles appearing on this website are written with the aid of Family Council’s researchers and writers.

Jason Isbell Pushes Radical Abortion Agenda at Bentonville Show

On Saturday musician Jason Isbell used his platform at a Bentonville concert to promote an amendment that would write abortion into the Arkansas Constitution.

Arkansas law generally prohibits abortion except to save the life of the mother. The law also contains clear exceptions for ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage treatment, and other situations.

In a video posted online, Isbell described Arkansas’ “near total abortion ban” as “very bad and very dangerous,” and encouraged those who agree with him to sign the petition for the Arkansas Abortion Amendment of 2024.

Of course, it’s worth pointing out that abortion is very bad and very dangerous. Abortion takes the lives of unborn children, and it carries significant risks and consequences for women.

Right now a group is circulating petitions to place the abortion amendment on the November ballot.

If passed, the amendment would write abortion into the state constitution, allowing thousands of elective abortions in Arkansas every year.

The amendment does not contain any medical licensing or health and safety standards for abortion, and it automatically nullifies all state laws that conflict with the amendment. That jeopardizes even the most basic restrictions on abortion.

The amendment contains sweeping health exceptions that would permit abortion through all nine months of pregnancy in many cases.

The amendment also would pave the way for publicly funded abortion in Arkansas by changing Amendment 68 to the Arkansas Constitution that currently prohibits taxpayer funded abortion in the state.

To date, multiple organizations have come out against the amendment, including:

You can download a copy of the abortion amendment here.

Articles appearing on this website are written with the aid of Family Council’s researchers and writers.