Ark.: Urge your lawmakers to leave the Medical Marijuana Amendment alone!
Ask your legislators to oppose bills that drastically alter the approved program
When voters said "yes" to Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Amendment, they made the informed choice to add Arkansas to the growing list of states that allow patients to consume medical cannabis under their doctor's care. However, several lawmakers have filed bills that could radically change program or dismantle it altogether. Tell your lawmakers to leave the medical marijuana program alone!
HB 1392 would ban edibles from the program, HB 1391 allows city councils (rather than voters only) to ban dispensaries and cultivation facilities locally, and HB 1400 would ban smoking. Most troubling of all is SB 238, which would kill the program entirely until the federal government ends the prohibition of medical marijuana. Tell your lawmakers not to craft bad policy! Arkansan patients need access to their medicine right away, and they deserve to use the preparation that works for them. These measures do not place patients first!
Please send a quick email to your state representative and senator and let them know how you feel. If enough people voice their outrage, then the Arkansan Medical Marijuana Amendment may be left alone! So, share this message with your networks, and give your friends and family the opportunity to be heard by their legislators as well.
The Arkansas Decriminalization of Marijuana Act
A Proposed Act: "To lessen the criminal penalties for simple possession of small amounts of marijuana."
Be it enacted by the legislature of the State of Arkansas:
Section 1: Arkansas Statute 5-64-401 is hereby amended by adding a new subsection as follows:
"(g) Any person who knowingly or intentionally is in unlawful possession of one ounce (28.4 grams) or less of marijuana is guilty of a violation, punishable by a fine of not more than $200.
(h) Simple possession of marijuana shall not form the basis for enhanced penalties."
Section 2: All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.