Gary Stubblefield Said The Move Was Needed To Prevent Dispensaries From Selling Pot-laced Candy Or Other Products That Would Appeal To Children.

(AP) – A proposal to ban the sale of medical marijuana food and drink products failed in the Arkansas Senate on Thursday. Opponents argued the proposal would undermine a voter-approved initiative legalizing the drug for people with a host of ailments. The Senate voted 15-11 in favor of the measure to ban so-called pot edibles, but it needed at least 24 votes to advance to the state House. Republican Sen. Gary Stubblefield said the move was needed to prevent dispensaries from selling pot-laced candy or other products that would appeal to children. The Senate approved a motion that would allow him to bring the proposal up again later. Arkansas voters in November approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. The state is set to begin accepting dispensary applications in July. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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