March 20, 2017 | Posted in Marijuana | By

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)

Ballinger Baltz Barker Beck Bentley Boyd
Bragg Branscum Brown Burch Capp Coleman
Collins Dalby Davis Deffenbaugh Della Rosa Dotson
C. Douglas Eubanks Farrer D. Ferguson C. Fite Gates
Gonzales K. Hendren Holcomb Jean Lowery Lundstrum
Maddox Magie A. Mayberry McCollum McNair D. Meeks
S. Meeks Miller Payton Penzo Pilkington Pitsch
Richmond Sabin Shepherd B. Smith Speaks Sturch
Sullivan Tosh Wardlaw J. Williams

Voted Against the Bill (40 Representatives)

F. Allen E. Armstrong Blake Cavenaugh Cozart D. Douglas
K. Ferguson Fielding L. Fite V. Flowers Fortner Gazaway
M. Gray M.J. Gray Hammer Hillman Hollowell House
Johnson Leding Lemons Love Lynch McElroy
G. McGill Murdock Nicks Petty Richey Rushing
Rye Sorvillo Tucker Vaught Walker Warren
Watson D. Whitaker Wing Womack

Did Not Vote (8 Representatives)

Drown Eaves Henderson M. Hodges G. Hodges Jett
Ladyman Mr. Speaker

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.