A recent amendment to a proposal that would have allowed complete cannabis legalization, including distribution and sale, has been rejected by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. The proposed constitutional amendment for the 2018 ballot would allow residents to legally cultivate, produce, distribute, sell, possess, and use – according to a local news agency.
The proposal mentions that only those who are 21 years or older would be permitted to cultivate and produce limited amounts of marijuana and they would be able to cultivate up to 36 plants, provided they were obstructed from public view.
This would be in stark contrast to current state laws as they are well known for being some of the strictest in the nation. As of now, possessing four ounces or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor resulting in up to one year in jail. Possessing an ounce or more by those who have already been convicted of a marijuana crime is a felony that can result in up to six years in prison, as well as a number of steep fines.
In 2016, Rutledge certified a marijuana proposal amendment, one that would work with both the legalization of recreational marijuana and the usage of