An organization called ‘Arkansas True Grass‘ is gathering signatures to put recreational marijuana on the ballot for the 2022 election.
Under the proposed amendment, recreational weed would be legal and regulated by the Arkansas Agriculture Department, reports 40/29 News Fort Smith.
Besides legalizing adult-use Cannabis, the amendment would render all prior convictions of marijuana crimes null and void.
Arkansans would also be allowed to buy or grow up to 12 marijuana plants at home.
“While Arkansas does have a great medical marijuana program, it does have shortcomings,” said Jesse Raphael of Arkansas True Grass. “It doesn’t allow for the patients to grow and the medicine itself is very expensive.”
The group previously tried to get its recreational legalization amendment on the 2020 ballot, but wasn’t able to gather enough signatures to qualify.
State Fair Exhibit
‘Arkansas True Grass’ plans to have members and an exhibit at the 2021 State Fair, October 15-24, to collect signatures. The group is accepting donations to help cover the booth rental fees. See their website for a donation button. They also need some volunteers to work the booth.
The deadline to get the measure on the ballot is July 2022.
Arkansas True Grass maintains a Facebook page here.
There are also regional groups across the state.