Today the Arkansas Senate voted to pass H.B. 1400.
This good bill generally prohibits marijuana-smoking in Arkansas. It prevents people from smoking marijuana anywhere that tobacco smoking is prohibited by law–such as in restaurants–as well as around young children and pregnant women; and it also prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from smoking marijuana. You can read the bill here.
Thirty-one senators voted for the bill. Only one senator voted against it. Below is a breakdown of the vote.
Voted for the Bill
Voted Against the Bill
Did Not Vote
Excused from the Senate Chamber
This afternoon the Arkansas House of Representatives failed to pass H.B. 1392 by Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R-Elm Springs).
This good bill prohibits companies from making or selling dangerous marijuana edibles in Arkansas.
Medical marijuana users, caregivers, and hospitals would still be able to mix marijuana with food or drink at home to aid ingestion, but companies wouldn’t be able to sell dangerous products infused with marijuana.
In other states, marijuana edibles routinely send people–especially children–to the emergency room. These are extremely dangerous products. H.B. 1392 helps keep them out of Arkansas.
The bill needed 67 votes to pass. It received only 52. Below is a breakdown of the vote.
Voted For the Bill (52 Representatives)
Voted Against the Bill (40 Representatives)
Did Not Vote (8 Representatives)
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Last week the Arkansas House voted to prohibit or regulate marijuana smoking throughout much of Arkansas.
The bill is H.B. 1400 by Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R-Elm Springs).
It now goes to the Arkansas Senate. Below is a breakdown of the vote on the bill.
Voted For The Bill (88 Representatives)
Did Not Vote (11 Representatives)
Voted “Present” (1 Representative)