LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Law enforcement groups from around Arkansas and the state's chamber of commerce say they're opposing a measure on next month's ballot that would legalize medical marijuana.
State drug director Flan Flenner joined law enforcement officers and other officials on Friday to speak out against the proposed initiated act. Flenner and other officials said they were worried that legalizing the drug for medical purposes would lead to more drug abuse, especially among teens and children.
The head of the state chamber of commerce also announced that his group was opposing the proposal.
Flenner said she and the groups do not plan to run any television advertisements or other paid efforts to oppose the measure. Instead, they plan to speak out against it in communities throughout the state.