Ark. NORML News- March 2017
Meeting Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 pm at the Little Rock Fletcher Library, H and Buchanan Street
- We will write letters or call our State Reps asking for a marijuana decriminalization bill to be introduced in this years' legislative session. Free legislative directories will be available.
- We will discuss handing out the flyer "Restoration of Voting Rights for felons in Arkansas", published by the Voter registrar of Pulaski County.
- A report on the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment. The new law is being implemented by the Governor, with some changes by a meddlesome legislature.
- Note election of Ark. NORML officers for 2017 is set for our next quarterly meeting: March 15, 2017. Run for an office with this group and change the world.
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.