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Thu Sep 27, 2012, 04:15 PM

Arkansas first Southern state to vote on medical marijuana

Source: NBC

Come November, Arkansas voters will be faced with a question unprecedented in the South: Should qualified patients be allowed to buy medical marijuana from nonprofit dispensaries with a doctor's recommendation?

The Arkansas Supreme Court upheld the proposed ballot measure on Thursday, making "The Natural State" the first in the South to ask its voters about medical marijuana, The Associated Press reported. Seventeen other states and the District of Columbia have already legalized medical marijuana to some degree.

The court's review of "The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act" came after the Coalition to Preserve Arkansas Values filed a lawsuit in August that tried to get the proposal off the state's ballot, NBC station KARK 4 of Little Rock reported. The conservative coalition claimed that the 384-word ballot question doesn't properly explain the consequences of passing the 8,700-word law, according to the AP. Even if the act were passed, approved patients could still be prosecuted under federal law.


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Comrade Grumpy Sep 2012 #1
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maxsolomon Sep 2012 #3
I love weed Sep 2012 #4

Response to bemildred (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 04:59 PM

1. Good luck, Arkansans!

Folks like Denele Campbell have been laying the groundwork for years, but it will still be an uphill fight.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 05:30 PM

2. Kicked and recommended for the great state of Arkansas.

Thanks for the thread, bemildred.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 05:52 PM

3. Just wait till OR, CO, and WA legalize for personal use

it will really force the issue & move the ball forward.

Too bad I quit!

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:33 AM

4. Yes!

 

Keep fighting to end the fascism of the anti-marijuana agenda! My life would be so much more empty without the HARMLESS sweet leaf.

F*ck the bureaucrats and hypocrites that want to make me a criminal for using God's Green Gift to mankind!

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