Aug 052013
 August 5, 2013

Arkansas marijuana legalizationCourtesy of The Joint Blog

The nonprofit organization Arkansans For Medical Cannabis has filed a new initiative with the Arkansas Attorney General which would legalize cannabis for all adults 21 and older.

The attorney general will now conduct a legal review of the ballot language. If the language is approved, signature collection can begin; the group is hoping to put the proposal to a vote of the people in the 2014 general election.

If the initiative – which is a constitutional amendment – is approved, cannabis possession, cultivation and licensed retail sales will be legalized in the State of Arkansas for adults 21 and older; industrial hemp legalization is included. Robert Reed, Chairman of Arkansas For Medical Cannabis, tells us that under this proposed law people will be able to grow cannabis “just like you do grapes”. According to Reed, the initiative will effectively put an end to cannabis prohibition in the state.

Those interested in getting involved should go to the website for Arkansas For Medical Cannabis; you can also find them on Facebook.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

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  • Gaynel Allen

    Thank you for posting some good local (for me) information. I don’t usually play well with others but sometimes you just have to. I would personally like to see marijuana decriminalized and out of the medical hands.

    • 2buds

      Local for me as well. I think they left out “Transport” from the amendment – could be a stickler though. And yes – legal for all Medical / Recreational / Grow yer own up to 6 / Hemp production too!

      Probably get shot down – oh well.

      • Gaynel Allen

        Well that’s when we start wanting some answers and the truth. You know the unwashed masses don’t really have much but this plant was given to the earth and no man has the right to monopolize it. We start asking louder and louder until they can hear nothing else. ok, sorry. I tend to get wound up! ;) If there is any sense left in the world they will just FREE THE PLANT and I believe it will happen. We just need to wait till everybody’s brain catches up with their ass.

  • brfd532

    Good luck Arkansas!!!

  • Riverguide101

    This is riverguide101. I’m local an if your in central Arkansas you may know me by this call sign.(shh)lol. But if you are an Arkansan lets get excited about this. Lets get motivated and fight like hell to get this thru!!!! This should be the one where we pull out all stops. Get everyone excited and go to work. This HAS to happen! Riverguide101@gmail.com

  • Citizengreen

    this must happen.

  • Mark Rogel

    Please pass this law, you don’t how grateful we would be of this, also keep me informed about the legalization in Arkansas!

  • hippie08

    i want it to be legalized im having a difficult time finding a supplier.help please all vote for legalization in 2014.

  • Securl

    Yes I have been bipolar for 25 years and insomnia. And the only choices are is to
    pop pills that make you have bloody urine,stool,ect. I could get drunk and wake up with the shits or I can smoke herb and feel relaxed not angry and I can go to sleep. And yes I know how my body feels and I am waiting for Arkansas ballot 2014 and want to thank everyone that has been our backbone for the cause

  • Laura

    I have been on anti-depressants, anxiety medications ,bi-polar medications & anything else my Doctor wanted. I was on 8 different medications for 3 years. I am now on one medication. I have also stopped drinking a lot. Marijuana really does help with anxiety, stress and insomnia I can attest to that 100%. Please legalize soon.
    Arkansas

  • Red

    If they don’t legalize it soon here in Arkansas everybody’s going to miagrate where it is legalized. So this is what I’ve got to say. It’s my opinion and they are like ass holes everybody has one. So to sum my opinion up into two words (END PROABITION). I’ve had four back surgeries in the past eight years and need several more but the case is that im a high risk because im a free bleeder. Im on a scedual ll narcotic that helps me with my pain but it dose not do the trick unfortionatly. When I smoke marijuana it subsidies the pain a heck of a lot better then the chemicals they perscribe me. It also helps me with my anxiety attacks, bipolar and depression. So PLEASE HELP and legalize it already.

  • NancyNiceLady

    Where are the petitions sign? I live outside of LR but would make a special trip to show support/sign, I just happened to luck into finding a petition in 2012 and was very disappointed it did not pass, I hope it will if enough signatures are collected this time (I would hate to relocate to another state, but will consider it seriously if it did not pass).

  • ill-literate

    it’s time Arkansas showed it’s progressive mentality and dispel the myth of ignorant, in-bred, backwards retards. we are NOT a bunch of mindless sheeple who are so gullible as to believe every bit of misleading propaganda spewed out of fear mongering pseudo-scientific special interest groups who take statements out of context to spread ignorance, and only want to profit from prohibition and criminalize good honest people. are we going to sit by and let states like Colorado and Washington reap the rewards of enlightened thinking and ACTIONS while our people suffer from intolerable poverty when it is so unnecessary! are we going to be held hostage by a handful of wacko zealots who serve a private agenda, and throw good people into a revolving privatized system of incarceration for profit, benefitting the few and destroying the many. wake up people your chosen shepherds are deceiving you and destroying you through lies, fear, and fraud. use your voice and take back your power! the benefits of this precious gift from the hands of God-for the “good book” says and God MADE EVERY PLANT, AND EVERY SEED WAS GOOD!!!” -can not only enhance our lives medicinally but economically and maybe just maybe we could not only clear up the congestion of our criminal courts but our prisons as well providing space for violent offenders! isn’t there something terribly WRONG when pedophiles, rapist, and murders can be released quicker than someone who grew a plant! REALLY? SERIOUSLY? if we continue this practice, do we not prove the myth of ignorance might be true?