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'David Couch'

'Grow your own' and more: What's in the 2024 medical marijuana amendment

Two outspoken marijuana advocates who fought a recreational marijuana proposal in 2022 are lending their support to a 2024 amendment. What’s different this time? “They gave me everything I asked for,” Fults said. 
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Attorney general signs off on ballot measure to expand medical marijuana

The amendment would make it easier for patients to access the program, allow them to grow their own plants, and allow for the sale of pre-rolls.
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Medical marijuana group submits revised amendment to AG

Attorney General Tim Griffin rejected the group's first submission last month.

New amendment pitched to clear hurdles blocking citizen-led ballot initiatives

A battle-hardened group of ballot initiative veterans are hoping to make the process clearer and limit the ways elected officials can block people-powered lawmaking.
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Arkansas AG approves proposed FOIA changes; supporters plan to start gathering signatures soon

The nonpartisan Arkansas Citizens for Transparency (ACT) has been trying since November to get Griffin’s approval for both a constitutional amendment and an initiated act.

Amendment to expand medical marijuana program filed with AG

The amendment would extend patient cards to three years, eliminate fees on patient cards and allow patients to grow up to seven plants. Marijuana advocates Melissa Fults and David Couch said today they support the measure.
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Transparency group to sue AG this week over public information access

Arkansas Attorney General rejected four proposed ballot titles yesterday in an ongoing battle over citizens' access to government information.

Arkansas AG rejects proposed ballot measure meant to add clarity to Freedom of Information Act

Griffin rejected the proposed ballot title and popular name for the Arkansas Government Transparency Act a week after rejecting a companion proposal for a constitutional amendment.
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Attorney General rejects first try at FOIA constitutional amendment

Griffin's office said Monday that Arkansas Citizens for Transparency's proposal was full of "potential ambiguities" and failed to include the "full text" of the measure.

Pair of ballot measures would enshrine transparency in state constitution

Couch said the amendment would make Arkansas the only state with a constitutional right to transparency.
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Update: Transparency group submits FOIA amendment to attorney general

The amendment would enshrine the state's Freedom of Information Act in the state constitution. The group also expects to file an initiated act in the coming weeks.

Transparency advocates hear public input on proposal to enshrine FOIA in Arkansas Constitution

“We’re doing it differently than I’ve ever seen it done before,” committee member Jen Standerfer said. “Not in my lifetime have I seen a drafting committee come to the people and say, ‘We don’t know what our final draft is going to look like yet because it depends on what you, the people of Arkansas, want to happen.’”
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