On Friday the group Responsible Growth Arkansas submitted nearly 200,000 petition signatures to place a recreational marijuana amendment on the state’s General Election ballot this November.

Responsible Growth Arkansas is running a multi-million dollar campaign to legalize marijuana in Arkansas.

The group’s effort appears to be bankrolled largely by the marijuana industry.

Researchers have found time and again that marijuana is dangerous.

Legalizing marijuana has been tied to traffic deaths.

Scientists have linked marijuana use with violence, psychosis, schizophrenia, memory impairment, depression, and suicide.

Candy laced with marijuana is harming children.

A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal last year found frequent marijuana use was associated with heart attack.

A recent study out of California found infants were 35% more likely to die within a year of birth if their mother used marijuana heavily; the study also found that infants were more likely to be born preterm, have a low birth weight, and be small for their gestational age.

A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that states that legalized commercial marijuana sales saw self-harm rates rise by 46% among men ages 21 to 39.

The list goes on and on and on.

All of this underscores what we have said for years: Marijuana may be many things, but “harmless” simply is not one of them.

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