Arkansas AG Approves Ballot Title For Decriminalization Of Pot

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Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has approved a popular name and ballot title of an initiative centered around the legalization of pot, according to affiliate station KTHV.

The name and ballot title of a constitutional amendment proposed to decriminalize possession and use of marijuana were approved on Tuesday (June 4), KTHV reported.

A description sent to KTHV from McDaniel’s office says the proposed amendment would, “decriminalize the possession and use of the cannabis plant, and all products derived from the cannabis plant, in the State of Arkansas, and other purposes.”

To read the full story on our affiliate station’s website KTHV – Channel 11, click here. 

17 comments

  • Greg

    Hooray! Freedom to choose is a great way to live. In the big picture I can’t see the issue being different from alcohol. Legalize it, follow the rules, and educate the masses to deal with it. As for me I want the freedom to grow my own.

  • THATS FUNNY

    i think this is funny, a bunch of money hungry politicians finally decided they could make more money off of taxation rather then incarceration. it never was about your health or best interest. it is about money. F@CK WHATEVER GOVERNMENT TROLL IS MONITORING THIS

  • sad truth

    When I was in charter vista that was the first thing the dr. Asked me was to make sure and vote for passing the marajuna law that has been almost 2 yrs ago these doctors need to step and say what they think and how it will really help people..

    • Mary Lou Berry

      on your Facebook search … search for “Arkansans For Medical Cannabis” they have a Facebook page… please share it and like it… and stay updated… they said when they have an approved petition .. they will need everyone’s help.. the petition will probably be located for signatures .. where last years petitions were located..in locations through out the state… they are asking that people who support this to please bring 10 voters with you to sign… stay update on this by visiting their facebook page … and remember to like and share their page.. to get the word out there… they have a very short time to get the signatures needed to get this on the ballot…

  • mark

    go for it arkansas. strange state: in the heart of the bible belted mentality where many counties are still struggling w/sale of alcohol. about time to step out of the middle ages and take the lead. probably won’t pass till a lot of the real ol’ school holy rollers die off.

    • statichaze

      Beyond the inhaled use of a very small portion of this plant, the other real life goods this plant can produce are numerous. I know the focus is always on the high, but I get an even greater high knowing that I could do any of a 1000 different things with the other 98% of this plant. These other products could enrich my life and lower my cost of living. I wonder if the “other purposes” covers the sale of the plant or plant products?

  • Brian L

    Only have 30 days to get the signatures. The backers are counting on volunteers to get them.

    • The Jaybird

      Tom,
      Why are you so concerned about what’s going on at Wakarusa? Quit being an old codger, complaining about people doing stuff you don’t agree with and mind your own business? If anything, you should be worried about the people you drive right beside every single day that are drunk!

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    ENLIGHTENMENT…i was a brainwashed evil, mean, christian conservative until i tried it at 17 years old…i hated gays, immigrants, women’s rights, blacks, marijuana, i was Rush Limbaugh’s #1 fan….until i smoked marijuana….changed the world

    1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy…#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed…

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
    
Deaths by Tobacco: Millions

    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    
Deaths by Guns: Millions
    
Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    
Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

  • Joron

    Arkansas, Tennessee, and the rest of the country should seek to repeal the unconstitutional Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 by following Colorado’s lead and re-legalizing cannabis.

  • Support the AR HCA

    Looking to get involved or find a location to sign a petition? Check out the Arkansans for Medical Cannabis Facebook page or tweet @ARHCA14 for more information – don’t delay, the deadline is July 7th!

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