Anti-marijuana group says it will fight medical marijuana amendment

A national group that worked to defeat a recreational cannabis measure in Arkansas two years ago announced today it will oppose a proposed expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program this year. 

Smart Approaches to Marijuana said in an email today that it formed a committee called “Protect Arkansas Kids” to oppose the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2024. The group said it was challenging the “misguided ballot measure being pushed by pot profiteers and their allies in Big Tobacco and Big Alcohol.” 

Smart Approaches to Marijuana is led by Kevin Sabet, who worked on drug policy in the White House under Presidents Bill ClintonGeorge W. Bushand Barack Obama

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