I'm considering filing the following decrim bill with the attorney general and Secretary of State as an initiated
act. There is a cost however, so if anyone would like to renew their membership
or make a contribution, now would be a good time. The bill is modeled after the Oregon decrim act of 1972.
Also copies of the act can be sent to your state rep of Senator. It is not too early to start lobbying for this
In Solidarity, Glen Schwarz, Pres. ArkNORML
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Section 2: All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.