'Marijuana Is A Harmful Drug' Says Arkansas Governor Urging Police To 'Stand Firm' Against Legalization

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is encouraging law enforcement to “stand firm” against marijuana , after the proposed measure to legalize adult-use was blocked from appearing on the state’s ballot in November. 

"And the reason I oppose it is simply this: that it will increase the usage of marijuana," Hutchinson said at the Arkansas Municipal Police Association Convention."I believe that marijuana is a harmful drug. It is as simple as that. I look back to Alaska. In the 70s, they decriminalized marijuana. Marijuana use went up dramatically, particularly among their teens, and Alaska reversed courses and re-criminalized marijuana."

Several hours before the initiative was dismissed, Hutchinson urged law enforcement officials to get ready for the …

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