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Monday, April 18, 2011

Medical marijuana initiative gets OK

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 5:14 PM

I mentioned earlier today some work on a somewhat offbeat marijuana initiative to set up a study of cultivation and use of marijuana.

This is more straightforward. Today, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office approved, after some modifications, a popular name and ballot title for an initiated act to legalize medical use of marijuana. It mirrors initiatives in other states. Polls show that the idea enjoys broad support in Arkansas, but past initiative campaigns have fallen short.

McDaniel modified the title so that it would reflect that marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

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