According to the Denver Post earlier this month, an anti-drug task force spent three weeks examining data gathered in the two years following the enactment of state laws governing the cultivation, manufacture and retail sale of medical marijuana and related products. Their findings indicate that in Colorado, “medical” marijuana is anything but.
Their review found more than 70 instances in which “medical” marijuana was diverted to the black market. “Medical” marijuana is also being sold illegally across state lines to almost half the nation (23 states), making it a case of interstate drug trafficking.
The DEA has even suggested Colorado is on track to become a major source of illegal marijuana throughout the U.S. With this in mind, it’s doubtful Issue 5 that will appear on the Arkansas ballot this year is airtight enough to prevent the same kind of illegal activity from plaguing 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.