A Push For Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana in Arkansas

(B.J. Steed, KTHV)

 

(Little Rock, AR) — Activists and a handful of lawmakers hope to push a four page bill through the House legalizing medicinal marijuana by the end of the session.

Arkansas legislators could soon be faced with yet another bill that could change Arkansas law as we know it. The Arkansas Medicinal Cannabis Act of 2011, would allow patients to grow and use cannabis for medical purposes.

But would not intend to change current laws governing duty of care owed to others which means people would be held responsible for choices like operating a vehicle.

“We’re the natural state. This is a natural medication,” says supporter Robert Reed.

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