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Arkansas Rejects Medical Marijuana


Arkansas voters rejected The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act on November 6. Yet the final tally, with 51% of Arkansans voting against and 49% voting for medical marijuana, indicates that the state is far from united on the issue.

Passage of The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act would have made "the medical use of marijuana legal under Arkansas state law" and enabled "qualifying patients" to cultivate marijuana on a limited basis and acquire it from licensed dispensaries.

Like other measures of its kind, the act recognized that "marijuana use, possession, and distribution for any purpose remain illegal under federal law… ."

Chris Kell, the campaign strategist for Arkansans for Compassionate Care, has said, "We'll try to get it through the General Assembly and if that doesn't work, we'll take it back to the people." He said he felt "the grow-your-own was the scariest aspect for most folks."

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Gail Cole
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Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.