Attorney General Dustin McDaniel recently approved a ballot measure to legalize marijuana in Arkansas—of course just for medical purposes.

It’s hard to believe the sponsors of this measure really imagine the people of Arkansas think the effort is about medicine.  Even the name of their group, Arkansans for Responsible Medicine, is an insult to our intelligence.  There’s nothing responsible about anything that creates more drug addiction, and there is nothing medical about legalizing marijuana.  So if this latest effort is not about responsible medicine, what is it about?

Follow the money.  If voters approve this measure, they will be allowing marijuana businessmen to open a chain of marijuana stores across Arkansas.

Marijuana is big business.  You can bet that the out-of-state marijuana interests who are poised to finance the campaign to legalize marijuana are expecting to make lots of money selling our citizens this harmful drug.

There’s nothing like having control of a marijuana monopoly to make a drug dealer’s day.


  1. Kyle

  2. Joy

    I am so tired of those people trying to push a drug as “medical.” My husband and I work with inmates in prison. Any inmate will tell you marihuana is the first step to harder drugs. Lets just get real. I am not a government study I am a person that sees the heartache of what drugs can bring. This is all about money! The marijuana lobby is trying to pass this off as medical. I dare the news media to interview inmates and let the public hear the real story. My mother died of cancer at age 54 and yes I watched her suffer and no illegal drugs would have made her cancer go away.

  3. David Flory

    Lets face it cannabis is not going away. Right now the availability of marijuana on the street is estimated at 2 pounds of cannabis per Arkansas resident. With a revised drug policy we could essentially eliminate the black market and put safe regulation into effect. This would keep drug dealers from selling to our children thus eliminating the risk of being exposed to hard drugs like methamphetamine or crack cocaine. One could simply walk into a store and purchase taxed marijuana. The plant does have health benefits. I have seen more than one cancer patient benefit from cannabis. Denying anyone the right to experiment with any type of medicine is a sin Mr. Cox! Cannabis is curing epilepsy and its bible thumping, idiot baptist preachers such as yourself that need to open your mind and your hearts and except the fact that cannabis will become legal.

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