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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:35 PM

Budweiser sponsors fundraising campaign to put Arkansas medical marijuana initiative on 2014 Ballot



Medical marijuana advocates Arkansans for Compassionate Care (ACC) and Americans for Safe Access (ASA) have joined forces to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot. The Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act (AMCA) is a comprehensive blueprint for establishing and regulating a medical marijuana program run by the Arkansas Department of Health. Advocates are launching their fundraising campaign at 2pm this Saturday, November 9th with a Budweiser-sponsored, all-day concert at the Silverado Club, 1205 W. Hillsboro Street in El Dorado. Budweiser has underwritten the venue and a portion of the beer sales will go to ACC.

If passed, the AMCA would allow Arkansas patients with a doctor’s recommendation to use medical marijuana for serious debilitating medical conditions. Patients would also have the option to purchase medical marijuana at well-regulated, not-for-profit dispensaries or cultivate it themselves under strict conditions. Last November, nearly 49 percent of Arkansas voters -- over half a million -- voted for a similar medical marijuana initiative. Since then, three additional states -- Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire -- have adopted medical marijuana laws, bringing the total to twenty, plus the District of Columbia.

Notably, Asa Hutchinson, formerly a U.S. Attorney, Member of Congress, and head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced his plans earlier this year to run for Governor of Arkansas. Americans for Safe Access was formed in 2002 during Hutchinson's time as DEA administrator and deliberately chose the acronym ASA to draw attention to Hutchinson's aggressive attacks against medical marijuana at the time.

- See more at: http://www.safeaccessnow.org/medical_marijuana_advocates_in_arkansas_launch_fundraising_campaign_to_put_initiative_on_2014_ballot

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Reply Budweiser sponsors fundraising campaign to put Arkansas medical marijuana initiative on 2014 Ballot (Original post)
Jesus Malverde Nov 2013 OP
eShirl Nov 2013 #1
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Fumesucker Nov 2013 #3
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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:35 PM

1. They must be developing some kind of canna-beer.

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Response to eShirl (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:39 PM

2. Something is up...nt

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Response to eShirl (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:40 PM

3. Eh, if pot is a medicine it should be by prescription only

The very last thing Budweiser wants is fully legal cannabis, this is just a canny way to short circuit the full legalization and regulation moves happening lately.

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Response to eShirl (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:47 PM

4. 6pack with 3 joints attached.

Friday afternoon special

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