Family Council says releasing people from jail or prison is concerning.
“Rather than pay more cops to chase people, and keep more people in prison we tax revenue from marijuana,” he said.
If recreational marijuana is legalized, Bill Barger says the money would go to the general fund.
“well Arkansas already has medical marijuana and people who have certain medical conditions can get a card and they can use marijuana any way they want too,” Jerry Cox with Family Council said.
The amendment would release marijuana offenders from jail or prison and expunge their criminal records.
But organizations like Family Council in Little Rock are against recreational marijuana.
But not everyone agrees.
“A lot of times that what’s prosecutors get people on they can’t get them on what crime they’re really looking for so they go after them with the marijuana and it’s putting dads in prison it’s creating homelessness in our population,” Bill Barger said.
The Arkansas Recreational Marijuana Amendment is a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-Medical marijuana is already legalized in the state of Arkansas but now several groups are pushing to legalize recreational marijuana. The Arkansas Recreational Marijuana Amendment is a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state. It would allow anyone who is 21 and over to use, process, […]