The following is a press release from Family Council Action Committee.
LITTLE ROCK – On Thursday, the University of Arkansas released the results of its annual Arkansas Poll. The poll reveals that support for marijuana amendment Issue 4 has dwindled to new lows, with only 41% of Arkansans supporting the measure. Fifty-nine percent oppose Issue 4.
Family Council Action Committee Executive Director Jerry Cox released a statement, saying, “Arkansans understand that Issue 4 is a crony political measure that writes the marijuana industry into our state constitution. Law enforcement does not support this measure. The Arkansas Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement yesterday saying they oppose Issue 4. The Little Rock Police Department has said it does not support the measure. This poll shows that the vast majority of Arkansans don’t support Issue 4 either.”
Cox pointed out that dozens of leaders and organizations oppose marijuana Issue 4. “Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee opposes Issue 4. So does Governor Hutchinson, Lt. Governor Griffin, 64 Arkansas legislators, the Arkansas Senate Republican Caucus, the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus, and many, many other leaders across the state. They understand that this is a dangerous measure that will hurt Arkansas and give a handful of businessmen and bureaucrats a monopoly on marijuana in Arkansas. We are continuing to urge voters to oppose Issue 4 as they head to the polls, and I am confident that Arkansans will reject Issue 4 on Election Day.”