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Arkansas Lawmakers Pass Bill to Delay New Medical Marijuana Law
Implementation of a new law to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas is likely to face delays, as an emergency measure to change key dates in the voter-approved measure is quickly moving through the state legislature. Issue 6, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, was approved by voters on November 8, garnering more than 53 percent of the vote. The measure became effective the following day. As approved by voters, Issue 6 granted state regulators 120 days to develop rules and regulations for the medical marijuana program, but a fast moving bill seeks to increase that window to …
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Poll: Arkansas Divided Over Competing Medical Marijuana Campaigns
With two different approaches to legalizing medical marijuana appearing on the November ballot in Arkansas, a new poll suggests that voters prefer Issue 6, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, over Issue 7, the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act. The Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College poll, released Sunday, found 49% in favor (43% opposed) to Issue 6, while just 36% were in favor (53% opposed) to Issue 7. “With both of them on the ballot, they will both fail, and that’s heartbreaking.” – Melissa Fults, Arkansans for Compassionate Care This latest poll could …
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Arkansas to Vote on Legalizing Medical Marijuana Statewide in November
Voters in Arkansas are likely to be presented with a proposed ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in the state this November, supporters say. On Monday, Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the organization behind the proposal, submitted 117,469 raw signatures to state election officials for verification. At least 67,877 of those signatures need to be deemed valid in order to qualify for the November ballot. The Arkansas Secretary of State now has 30 days to review and validate the signatures. “We are confident that we will qualify for the ballot and give Arkansans the opportunity to allow sick and dying …
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Cannabis: Natural Medicine For The Natural State
Activists in Arkansas are looking to make their state the next to legalize medicinal cannabis. Unlike other southern states, they are not taking a CBD-only approach, but are fighting to allow whole-plant cannabis. Medical Jane spoke with Melissa Fults, who runs Arkansans for Compassionate Care, about the upcoming Arkansas medicinal cannabis initiative. Details of the Arkansas Initiative The medicinal cannabis production and distribution system that would be created from the Arkansas initiative is strong and comprehensive. Fults said they tried to think of everything to allay the fears of opponents, while providing a framework for quality care …


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