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Analysis: Setback for medical pot push in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — In 2012, by the slimmest of margins, Arkansas missed being the first state in the South to legalize medical marijuana — less than 2 percent. Nearly two years later, another push to legalize the drug failed to even muster enough signatures to place the issue on the ballot.

It’d be easy to call this a sign that the uphill battle to legalize medical marijuana had already hit its peak in a Bible Belt state where nearly half the counties still ban alcohol sales. But supporters of the measure insist a combination of other factors stymied their efforts this time.

Arkansans for Compassionate Care announced last week that it had gathered only 51,000 signatures in its attempt to place the issue on the ballot. The group needed 62,507. [Read More…]

Rob Meagher

Rob Meagher

Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]

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