Medical marijuana backers seek inroads in South

The home state of the president who didn't inhale has become an unlikely front in the battle over medical marijuana
Associated Press
The Seattle Times (US)
Monday, September 3, 2012

arkansas-med-marijuanaThis fall, Arkansas will be the first Southern state to ask voters whether to legalize medical uses for pot, a move that offers supporters a rare chance to make inroads in a region that has resisted easing any restrictions on the drug. The state's top elected officials and law enforcement agencies oppose the idea, but legalization groups hope the referendum shows that medical marijuana is no longer solely the domain of East Coast or Western states.