Interest Groups Square Off on Arkansas Medical Marijuana Issue


Thousands of dollars has been spent to put the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act on the ballot, and and now with a lawsuit against the state of Arkansas to remove the act, thousands more will be spent to fight it, reports KHTV. It’s an issue that is getting individuals and national organizations to open their checkbooks. The Marijuana Policy Project, a national non-profit that works to reform marijuana laws, has spent more than $250,000 to get medical marijuana legalized in Arkansas.

The Family Council Action Committee is a coalition of four Arkansas non-profits that is fighting to remove the proposition from the ballot. The group has sued the state, arguing that the ballot title didn’t adequately explain the measure. “Our funding comes from individuals and churches right here in Arkansas and that’s what I would expect to be the case with this campaign as well,” says the group’s director, Jerry Cox.

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