Arkansans Set to Vote for State Medical Marijuana Program in November

ARKANSAS–(ENEWSPF)–September 27, 2012.  The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled today, September 27, 2012, in favor of allowing Arkansans to vote this November on Issue #5, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act—a comprehensive blueprint for establishing and regulating a medical marijuana program in Arkansas, run by the Arkansas Department of Health.

The Coalition to Preserve Arkansas Values, led by Jerry Cox, filed a lawsuit against the act in early September, attempting to use the courts to circumvent Arkansas citizens and ignore the wishes of the more than 120,000 Arkansas citizens that signed Arkansan’s for Compassionate Care’s medical marijuana petition last year.

“Mr. Cox’s lawsuit revolved around technicalities and loopholes—and our state’s Supreme Court saw right through it,” said Arkansans for Compassionate Care’s spokesperson, Christopher Kell. “We’re happy to have this legal issue behind us and look forward to educating the people of Arkansas on the medicinal properties of marijuana and how the patients of this state will benefit when this issue passes.”

If you’re not already registered to vote, please do so! Better yet, grab a friend and register together! Find out how you can register to vote in Arkansas!

Please visit the new Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act web site for more news and information.