Another group of Arkansas activists is joining the fight to put marijuana legalization on the state’s 2022 ballot, filing a new reform initiative on Thursday. Arkansans for Marijuana Reform submitted the proposed constitutional amendment to the secretary of state’s office. It would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to four ounces of cannabis flower, two ounces of concentrates and cultivate up to six mature marijuana plants and six seedlings for personal use. The state Department of Finance and Administration would be responsible for regulating the program and issuing cannabis business licenses. They would have to issue at least one retail license per 15,000 residents. No individual or entity could possess more than one cultivation and one dispensary license. The courts would be obligated to provide relief to people with past convictions for possession or sales of up to 16 ounces of cannabis or six plants. However, they would have some discretion as to whether relief constitutes release from incarceration, expungements of past records, and/or the restoration of voting rights.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 11/04/2021 14:47:00