Poll suggests a timely effort for medical marijuana | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Poll suggests a timely effort for medical marijuana

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 11:53 AM

The generally dispiriting results of the Arkansas Poll contained but one bright spot: The growing support for medical marijuana in the state.

As the Arkansas Poll summary noted: 

Medical marijuana represented the largest shift in opinion over recent years. In 2012, 44 percent of respondents in that year’s poll said they approved of a ballot measure allowing marijuana use for medical purposes and 52 percent opposed it. A ballot measure on the topic failed that year by an even closer margin. In this year’s poll, answering a generic question about the subject, 68 percent of respondents said they were in favor of the measure with 26 percent opposing.

Attorney David Couch of Little Rock also took note of this in telling me that he has filed another medical marijuana proposal for approval by the attorney general as to form. Other marijuana measures, including total legalization, are in the mill.

PS — A group that has been circulating a medical marijuana petition since last September, after approval of form by then-Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, asks we link to their account of the various efforts underway in Arkansas. It's one of three currently certified for signatures on petitions.

Tags: ,


Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Whipping the votes for the next House speaker

    The legislature adjourns this week with little formal action expected, though quiet talk seems likely to continue about the future leadership of the House of Representatives.
    • Apr 22, 2019
  • One dead, two wounded in early morning shooting

    KARK's Susanne Brunner reports that one person has been killed and two wounded in a shooting shortly after 1 a.m. this morning near Roosevelt Road and Cross Street.
    • Apr 17, 2019
  • Reality bites at Little Rock City Hall; spending must be cut

    A followup to Rebekah Hall's earlier report on Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.'s announcement that cuts will be necessary in the city budget in part to pay for "priorities," such as his desire to expand the police force, but also to deal with the reality often mentioned here of stagnant to decling city sales tax revenue. Some quick ideas on that:
    • Apr 17, 2019
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Recent Comments


© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation