March 23, 2017 | Posted in Marijuana | By

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

Bond Caldwell E. Cheatham L. Chesterfield A. Clark Collins-Smith
J. Cooper J. Dismang L. Eads Elliott J. English Files
Flippo T. Garner J. Hendren Hester Hickey J. Hutchinson
K. Ingram Irvin B. Johnson Maloch Rapert Rice
B. Sample D. Sanders Standridge G. Stubblefield Teague D. Wallace
E. Williams

Voted Against the Bill

U. Lindsey

Did Not Vote

S. Flowers

Excused from the Senate Chamber

Bledsoe B. King

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.