Legislation aimed at voter-approved medical marijuana law

     (AP) – Legislation aimed at Arkansas’ new medical marijuana

law is planned or already filed for the upcoming Legislative session.

     Voters in November approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical

marijuana for patients with certain conditions.

     Republican state Rep. Doug House filed a bill to delay implementation of the

law by 60 days to May 8 to provide more time to develop regulations and give the

public a chance to comment.

     House told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that he plans a bill addressing

“about 102” issues he says need clarification.

     Republican Sen. Bart Hester has said he’ll propose using taxes from marijuana

to help pay for his proposed $105 million state income tax cut.

     The taxes are to pay for implementing the law, but the amendment can be

changed with a two-thirds vote of the Legislature.


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