Come November, Arkansas voters could be the first in the South to decide whether or not to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Last week, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel certified the wording of a proposed state constitutional amendment called “The Arkansas Hemp and Cannabis Amendment.”
The amendment would allow the “cultivation, distribution, sale and use of the cannabis plant” and all products derive from the plant throughout the state.
The Legislature would have the authority to regulate, but not ban pot in the state. Now all supporters have to do is gather more than 78,000 signatures of registered Arkansas voters to secure the proposal a spot on the November ballot. [Read More…]