Last Friday Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office rejected a ballot proposal legalizing recreational marijuana in Arkansas, citing ambiguities in the proposal’s ballot title.
Yesterday the A.G.’s office rejected a second recreational marijuana proposal.
The A.G. wrote that this new proposal was “no different textually” from the marijuana proposal rejected last week.
While we are glad the A.G. rejected these marijuana proposals, all of this underscores the fact that full legalization of marijuana is the endgame for marijuana supporters.
Every state that has legalized so-called “medical marijuana” has seen an increased push to legalize recreational marijuana. Now that Arkansas has “medical marijuana,” it makes sense that marijuana proponents would push for recreational as well.