Are you ready, Arkansas? I know, I know, you must be feeling left out after watching legalization happen all around you.
More and more advocates are looking towards 2016 to be a huge year for cannabis, and if you want to make a difference, the time is now.
Two separate medical marijuana initiative campaigns aimed at the November 2014 ballot are underway in Arkansas. A similar effort to legalize medical marijuana failed in 2012, but came surprisingly close, winning 48.5% of the vote, and encouraging Arkansas activists to try again.
Receiving unemployment and welfare without handing your urine over for analysis is becoming a thing of the past.
"I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale and I didn't try it again" - Bill Clinton, March 29, 1992
We are now only five days away from Election Day, and it's starting to look very much like at least one state will vote to legalize marijuana, possibly two, and, if the gods are really smiling down, three. It's also looking like there will soon be at least one more medical marijuana state, and like California will finally reform its three strikes sentencing law.
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A vote for an item on the Nov. 6 ballot to legalize medical use of marijuana in Arkansas would enable cancer patients and other people suffering from chronic conditions to get relief when other drugs aren't diminishing their suffering, backers of the measure argue.
A state legislator who co-chairs the Joint Budget Committee says she supports a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas.
Jennifer Gallaher, director of the Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health Services, has distributed a memo to employees with talking points against the medical marijuana initiative.