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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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.