See The Video Ad Against Marijuana Legalization

A new video ad in Arkansas highlights the problems that states encounter when they legalize marijuana.

The ad by Safe and Secure Communities points out that marijuana-related traffic deaths have doubled in communities where marijuana is legal and that youth drug use has skyrocketed.

The ad urges Arkansans to vote No on Issue 4.

As we have written before, legalizing marijuana does not appear to reduce drug crime.

If anything, illicit drugs — including illegal marijuana — appear to be a bigger problem in states where marijuana has been legalized.

Issue 4 — the proposed marijuana amendment — makes sweeping changes to Arkansas’ constitution and state laws.

It repeals, replaces, and rewrites several parts of Arkansas’ medical marijuana amendment that voters passed in 2016, it adds new language to other parts of the Arkansas Constitution, and it drastically expands marijuana in every community in Arkansas.

It is unclear just how far-reaching some of these changes may be.

Watch the video from Safe and Secure Communities below.

Four Home Schoolers Named Among 2023 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

Recently the National Merit Scholarships named 169 high school students from Arkansas as National Merit Scholar Semifinalists.

Of those students, four were home schoolers:

  • John S. Sooter of Bentonville
  • Sophia A. Wright of Hot Springs
  • Alison K. Giggleman of Roland
  • Kyla L. Cross of Springdale

To be named as a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist is a tremendous honor.

Semifinalists move on to compete for approximately 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth $28 million to be offered next year.

Students vying for the National Merit Scholarships apply by taking the PSAT exam in the fall of their junior year.

The Arkansas Department of Education has taken steps this year to increase home schoolers’ access to the PSAT.

Please join us in congratulating these students on their achievement!

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