Arkansas Marijuana Defense Series Wrap-Up

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Drug Cases | 0 comments

This is the last post in our series on marijuana laws in Arkansas. We discussed the fact that marijuana use continues to be a criminal offense in our state even though it is legal elsewhere. We also offered insight on how to proceed if you are arrested for possession of pot. Our last post looked at several ballot initiatives which may legalize cannabis in the state of Arkansas. Cannabis is on a rapid path to legalization in the United States....

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Potential Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures May Have Significant Impact on Arrests in Arkansas

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Drug Cases | 0 comments

In our last post, we discussed how search and seizure laws frequently apply to marijuana possession cases. At present date, marijuana possession charges continue to clog up our courts and contribute to overcrowding in our county jails. However, depending on what measures make the November 2014 ballot and the results of those proposals, that all may change. In the fall, voters may have the opportunity to vote on several different marijuana...

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What Arkansas Residents Need to Know if Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Drug Cases | 0 comments

This is the second post in our “Marijuana Possession in Arkansas” series. Our last post discussed the stiff penalties that are imposed for marijuana possession in Arkansas. These penalties continue to be enforced under Arkansas’s current state laws, but may be subject to change depending on the result of new marijuana propositions that are up for the November 2014 ballot.  This post will discuss what practical information residents need to know...

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How Marijuana Use Continues to Lead to Criminal Charges in Arkansas

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Drug Cases | 0 comments

The topic of marijuana is frequently in the news. In 2014, Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana, and it is looking likely that a handful of other states will follow suit before the year is over. It is currently illegal, however, to use, possess, or sell marijuana in Arkansas. This is true even if the drug is for medical purposes. Our state will prosecute those found in possession of even a small amount of pot and has one of the...

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