Medical marijuana is coming back, better than ever, more passable than before.
A lawyer for the movement in Arkansas submitted a draft of an initiated act on Friday to the attorney general’s office to begin the process by which the matter would appear on the general election ballot in November 2014.
The authority for people to grow their own marijuana is not contained in the new version.
A provision for a designated caregiver to grow plants for up to five patients is not contained in the new version.
There are other improvements, such as clarity about annual physician certification of authority to use medicinal marijuana and restrictions by which authorized dispensaries’ plants would have to be grown indoors.
The attorney general’s office will now edit around on this thing for a while, and, in time, petitions would get circulated and we could vote again.
The reasons I opposed it last time are gone. I think I’m going to have to endorse, unless the proponents would prefer I not.