Attorney General Dustin McDaniel approved the popular name and ballot title for a proposed constitutional amendment that would decriminalize marijuana in Arkansas.

The “Arkansas Hemp and Cannabis Amendment” would allow for the “cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, sale, possession and use of the cannabis plant” and products derived from it.

The proposal would also allow the General Assembly to regulate the amendment — if it were to pass voter approval — but it states that federal law would still trump state law.

Robert Reed of Dennard, Arkansas is listed as the pursuer of the proposed amendment.

With the AG’s approval, Reed and his supporters may begin collecting signatures to qualify for ballot access this November. The group must submit more than 78,000 valid voter signatures by July 7 to qualify for the November election.

The initiative is different than another proposed law that would allow for medical marijuana usage.

You can read the proposed constitutional amendment here.

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