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Friday, August 31, 2012

'Values' coalition sues to strike medi-pot from ballot

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 10:55 AM

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The Coalition to Preserve Arkansas Values — made up of the Arkansas Faith and Ethics Council, the Family Council Action Committee, Families First Foundation and the Arkansas Family Coalition — has filed a lawsuit with the Arkansas Supreme Court, asking that the medical marijuana measure be stricken from the ballot. The Secretary of State's office approved the measure for the November ballot on August 22.

Jerry Cox, president of the Family Council Action Committee, said the measure has "little to do with compassionate care" and should be removed from the ballot.

"This ballot proposal is one hundred percent illegal under federal law," Cox said. "Marijuana is illegal because of federal statute passed by Congress. Only the federal government can change that. The Arkansas Constitution and the United States Constitution both prevent Arkansas from passing laws that blatantly defy federal law."

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