(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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