Arkansas Works to Get Medical Marijuana on November Ballot
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, March, 27th 2012 by THCFinder
Well, on the bright side, Arkansas is petitioning for a medical marijuana initiative that would include Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome as a qualifying condition…
A Fayetteville-based group has about half the signatures it needs for a proposed law to legalize marijuana for medical use to appear on the November general election ballot, according to a group spokesman.
Arkansans for Compassionate Care (ACC), the proposed law’s sponsor, began its campaign to collect the needed 62,507 signatures from registered voters after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel certified the initiative in April last year. The group must collect the signatures by July 6 for the proposed law to appear on the November ballot.
“I strongly believe it will (pass),” said Ryan Denham, campaign manager for ACC. “Its main purpose is to protect sick and dying patients from arrest and prosecution.”
He said the law calls for marijuana, also referred to as cannabis, to be available by prescription only to people with certain health conditions, such as those with glaucoma, epilepsy, Hepatitis C and terminally ill conditions. Denham said the law also allows for those with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — such as those suffering from psychological effects of war, rape or other traumatic situations — to apply for medicinal use of cannabis.
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