Medical marijuana may be found on future Arkansas ballot

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May 11, 2010

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LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas: A group called Arkansas Medicinal Cannabis Act of 2011 is working with Senator Randy Laverty to place a medical marijuana measure on a future statewide ballot. The measure would allow the use of marijuana by people who choose to use it for medical purposes. Those who choose to use it for medical purposes would be free from legal penalty.[1]

Medical marijuana supporters tried to place a question on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot, but the measure was rejected by the Arkansas Attorney General on January 4, 2010. According to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's opinion, the proposed measure did not acknowledge that if measure had been sent to the ballot and approved by voters, marijuana would still remain illegal according to federal law.[2] [3]

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