The following press release is from Family Council Action Committee.
On Thursday the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Issue 7, a proposal legalizing “medical marijuana” in Arkansas, did not have enough valid petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
Family Council Action Committee Executive Director Jerry Cox issued a statement, saying, “The court did the right thing by disqualifying Issue 7 for failing to gather enough signatures, but the court did not remove Issue 6, the other bad marijuana proposal, from the ballot. Issue 6 is just as bad as Issue 7, if not worse. Issue 6 gives a handful of businesses a powerful monopoly over the marijuana industry. It lets people buy, sell, and smoke marijuana as ‘medicine.’ It opens marijuana stores in Arkansas. Candy and soft-drinks containing marijuana will be sold as ‘medicine.’ Schools won’t be able to stop students, teachers, bus drivers, and others from using marijuana. Employers won’t be able to fire employees who test positive for marijuana. Issue 6 is a devastating proposal. Voters need to vote against Issue 6.”
Family Council Action Committee is a conservative 501(c)(4) organization based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.