Proposal For Recreational Marijuana Regulations Rejected

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LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected another marijuana proposal, citing ambiguities in the text.

A summary of opinions release stated that the popular name and ballot title were requested by Don Lane would allow anyone 18 years or older to farm and produce marijuana for personal use.

The popular name “The Arkansas Cannabis Restoration Amendment” also requests permission to use medical marijuana, including those under 21 years old.

The amendment would also call for the release off all “nonviolent marijuana offenders in [Arkansas] from incarceration, probation and parole and expunging such convictions from all criminal records in [Arkansas].”

Rutledge outlined seven areas in which the text is unclear, and stated that there may be even more throughout the text.

To follow the attorney general’s opinions, click here.

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  • malcolmkyle

    Here are some simple facts:

    Our policy regarding drugs is in the hands of frauds, liars and two bit crooks. Until they are removed from office or/and in handcuffs, poverty will increase, injustice will prevail and perversity will continue to rule.
    A rather large majority of people will always feel the need to use drugs, such as heroin, opium, nicotine, amphetamines, alcohol, sugar, or caffeine.
    Just as it was impossible to prevent alcohol from being produced and used in the U.S. in the 1920s, so too, it is equally impossible to prevent any of the aforementioned drugs from being produced and widely used by those who desire to do so.
    Due to Prohibition (historically proven to be an utter failure at every level), the availability of most of these mood-altering drugs has become so universal and unfettered that in any city of the civilized world, any one of us would be able to procure practically any drug we wish within an hour.
    The massive majority of people who use drugs do so recreationally – getting high at the weekend then up for work on a Monday morning.
    A very small minority of people will always experience drug use as problematic.
    Throughout history, the prohibition of any mind-altering substance has always exploded usage rates, overcrowded jails, fueled organized crime, created rampant corruption of law-enforcement – even whole governments, while inducing an incalculable amount of suffering and death.
    The involvement of the CIA in running Heroin from Vietnam, Southeast Asia and Afghanistan and Cocaine from Central America has been well documented by the 1989 Kerry Committee report, academic researchers Alfred McCoy and Peter Dale Scott, and the late journalist Gary Webb.
    It’s not even possible to keep drugs out of prisons, but prohibitionists wish to waste hundreds of billions of our money in an utterly futile attempt to keep them off our streets.
    Prohibition kills more people and ruins more lives than the prohibited drugs have ever done.
    The United States jails a larger percentage of it’s own citizens than any other country in the world, including those run by the worst totalitarian regimes, yet it has far higher use/addiction rates than most other countries.
    As with torture, prohibition is a grievous crime against humanity. If you support it, or even simply tolerate it by looking the other way while others commit it, you are an accessory to a very serious moral transgression against humanity.

    The United States re-legalized certain drug use in 1933. That drug was alcohol and the 21st amendment re-legalized its production, distribution and sale. Both alcohol consumption and violent crime dropped immediately as a result and very soon after, the American economy climbed out of that same prohibition engendered abyss into which it had foolishly fallen.

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