Arkansas advocates are currently gathering signatures to put a constitutional amendment on next year’s ballot to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state 4State News reports. Arkansas True Grass needs 89,151 verified signatures to put the issues on November 2022 ballots by July 8.
The group failed four years ago to get the issue to voters and subsequently sued the state attorney general, unsuccessfully, over procedural issues associated with the campaign, the report says. The measure would legalize cannabis use for adults 21-and-older and allow personal cultivation of up to 12 plants. The proposal would not make any changes to the state’s medical cannabis law.
The amendment would allow an unlimited number of cannabis business licenses in the state. Briana Boling, spokeswoman for True Grass, said the measure would provide for “affordable” industry licensing, which would be administered by the state Department of Agriculture.