First Arkansas Anti-MMJ Ad Aired

Opponents of medical marijuana launched an Arkansas Anti-MMJ TV ad Wednesday claiming competing proposals on the ballot would lead to drug abuse.

Arkansas Anti-MMJ

Arkansas State Flag on cannabis background. Drug policy. Legalization of marijuana

While two state law enforcement agencies said they’d need funding increases if the drug is legalized. Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana, a coalition of groups opposed to the medical pot proposals, said it’s spending about $50,000 to air the 30-second spot statewide over the next week.

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