Ark NORML News- September 2015
ARNORML.org Glen Schwarz- Pres. 2015 (501) 568-1598
Next Meeting- Thursday Sept. 17 at 6:30 pm at the Little Rock Main Library, 1st floor southwest meeting room.
- We will write letters to our State Reps asking for a marijuana decriminalization bill to be introduced in the next legislative session. Free legislative directories will be available.
- We will discuss handing out the flyer "Restoration of Voting Rights for felons in Arkansas", published by the Voter registrar of Pulaski County.
- A report on the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Initiative. This petition is halfway to making the ballot. According to Gary Fults, the group has gathered about 34,000 signatures in a purely volunteer effort since last September. They have 10 months to make 64,000 by July 8, 2016.
- Note election of Ark. NORML officers for 2016 is set for our next bi-monthly meeting: December 10, 2015. Run for an office with this group and change the world!
The Arkansas Decriminalization of Marijuana Act
A Proposed Act: "To lessen the criminal penalties for simple possession of small amounts of marijuana."
Be it enacted by the legislature of the State of Arkansas:
Section 1: Arkansas Statute 5-64-401 is hereby amended by adding a new subsection as follows:
"(g) Any person who knowingly or intentionally is in unlawful possession of one ounce (28.4 grams) or less of marijuana is guilty of a violation, punishable by a fine of not more than $200.
(h) Simple possession of marijuana shall not form the basis for enhanced penalties."
Section 2: All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.