Governor Hutchinson has weighed in again against the constitutional amendment to legalize the adult use of marijuana.
The science is clear. Recreational marijuana leads to increased drug use among minors & more dangerous roadways. This November, I’m voting NO on Issue 4 to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas & I hope you’ll join me. For more information, visit https://t.co/U2PqKBYkkL
— Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) September 9, 2022
He previously spoke out against it at an Arkansas Municipal Police Association meeting in August, where he encouraged law enforcement officials to speak out against it.
Today in his tweet, Hutchinson plugs the website for Safe and Secure Communities, a group formed to defeat the amendment. It’s funded primarily by Ron Cameron, the secretive Little Rock-based CEO of poultry giant Mountaire Farms who donates heavily to all sorts of Republican causes.
Hutchinson appears to be on his way to getting ratioed, meaning that more people comment negatively than like or retweet at tweet.
Also, these people in the picture look like they’re having a fabulous, very laid back day. It looks like an ad FOR smoking weed. That may speak to the difficulty finding quality stock photos for an anti-weed campaign in 2022. On the Safe and Secure website, there’s a picture of a kid wearing a hoodie (watch out!) rolling what is very obviously tobacco, not marijuana, into a cigarette.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered that the marijuana amendment be included on ballots, but has yet to rule on an appeal of a ridiculous Board of Election Commissioners ruling that the ballot title is misleading.