On the 1st January this year, thirteen like-minded Arkansans met to start working together as “an independent legislative task force addressing the medicinal use of cannabis.” The group, Arkansans for Medical Cannabis, is already seeing tangible results of their efforts. Their stated mission is to:
…Educate the public on the Medical benefits of Cannabis. Our goal is to ensure that the Citizens of Arkansas regain their right as defined by our Constitution to decide for themselves what an appropriate method of medication is WITHOUT government intervention.
Currently, members are working together, reviewing the elements of intended legislation, to be submitted in accord of due process to the 2011 Arkansas General Assembly. And, last week the group released the third draft of their Medicinal Cannabis Act of 2011 for public comment. To get further invovled, visit the group’s Facebook page