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Arkansas Readies Medical Marijuana Law for 2016

Arkansas Readies Medical Marijuana Law for 2016

While several states are gearing up for November with eyes on the legalization prize, Arkansas is getting ready to push forward with an initiative for the 2016 ballot. The group backing the initiative, called The 2016 Arkansas Compassionate Care Act, is touting this as one of the most liberal and comprehensive medical cannabis bills written, […]

Arkansas Won’t Have Cannabis on Its 2014 Ballot

Arkansas Won’t Have Cannabis on Its 2014 Ballot

In many states, the beginning of July marks not only a seminal summer celebration but also the cutoff date for signature collection on ballot initiatives. Unfortunately for activists in Arkansas, this year that means accepting a minor loss: they didn’t collect quite enough signatures to make it on the ballot. The medical cannabis program would […]

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

PHOTO: K. Garbutt At the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws website, one can find state-by-state bills, laws, legal representation, current polls, research and other data. Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to […]

Reality Check: When Cops Lie, Patients Lose

Reality Check: When Cops Lie, Patients Lose

Photo: Tristan Schmurr How Colorado’s North Metro Drug Task Force killed medical marijuana in Arkansas Back in October of 2012, when Arkansas was getting ready to vote on medical marijuana, KARK sent reporter Marci Manly to Denver to get the real scoop on medical marijuana in Colorado. While she was here she interviewed various individuals, including […]

Why No Parent Should Support CBD-only Legislation

Why No Parent Should Support CBD-only Legislation

There has been an explosion of newly proposed legislation on CBD-rich cannabis extracts, the type of medical marijuana featured as a treatment for epilepsy in Sanjay Gupta’s “Weed” special in the summer of 2013. Parents fighting for the lives of their epileptic children are desperate for treatment that works, and the power with which these […]

What Tornadoes Teach Us About Life

What Tornadoes Teach Us About Life

PHOTO: Sue Ogrocki/AP On May 20th, a twister ripped through the town of Moore, Oklahoma, killing two dozen people. The day after, the citizens of Moore were left to pick up the pieces of hundreds of demolished homes and mourn the loss of loved ones. Those who lost loved ones are not going to be […]