Family Council Action Committee Will Fight Marijuana Proposal

The following is a press release from the Family Council Action Committee.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Family Council Action Committee President Jerry Cox issued a statement Tuesday after Arkansans for Compassionate Care, a group supporting a ballot measure to legalize marijuana in Arkansas, announced the Secretary of State had certified their petition signatures and that their proposal will be placed on the November ballot.


Medical Marijuana Facts Sheet

The following is a facts sheet we assembled on the issue of medical marijuana some months ago. You can download it here.

Marijuana is a Schedule I Controlled Substance

Marijuana is on the list of Schedule I controlled substances. Congress created this list in the 1970s to regulate the use and abuse of drugs in America. Schedule I substances are substances that carry a high risk of abuse, have little or no known medical value, and are illegal to possess, use or distribute.

Schedule I substances are regulated by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, not the Food and Drug Administration. They cannot be used in clinical testing, except under very strict guidelines and supervision from the DEA. Congress and the DEA are the only government entities that can change the laws governing the use of marijuana.