Pharmacists Oppose Marijuana Proposal

Below is a press release from the Arkansas Pharmacists Association opposing Issue 5, the act that legalizes “medical” marijuana in Arkansas.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHARMACISTS OPPOSE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Oct. 15, 2012) – The Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) opposes the “Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act” that will appear on the November 2012 ballot. Because the Act does not use the skill and education of pharmacists and because it creates a direct conflict with federal law, APA opposes this Act as it is currently written.

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Did America’s Founding Fathers Use Marijuana?

An interesting question emerges and re-emerges from time to time on the Internet: Did America’s Founding Fathers use marijuana?

This question is prompted by spurious quotes circulating in chain emails and online forums from America’s founders discussing the manner in which cannabis might be smoked. It gets a tinge of legitimacy by an interesting, if little-known fact: Some of America’s founders apparently grew hemp.

The assumption, obviously, is that if men like George Washington grew hemp—which is a generic term for varieties of the cannabis plant—then they must have smoked it, right? Well, not exactly.

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Court Leaves Marijuana Act on Ballot, Group Vows to Fight It

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012

LITTLE ROCK — On Thursday, the Arkansas Supreme Court handed down a decision allowing the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act to remain on the November General Election ballot. The Court denied a request by the Coalition to Preserve Arkansas Values to have the measure removed from the ballot.

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