"The most recent time we polled medical marijuana was in 2012 because we had a ballot measure," said Parry.
That poll asked about permitting the medical use of marijuana in Arkansas. 53% of expected voters opposed the measure, while 43% favored it. Many in The Natural State may have been surprised by those numbers.
"What I have found is that we're less conservative in a lot of ways than some folks expect from a southern state," she said.
Parry said looking deeper into those digits may prove why there wasn't a larger gap in numbers.
"There's a thread of libertarianism. A kind of 'that might not be right for me, but I won't choose for you' sort of philosophy. That may mean that marijuana - medical or otherwise- might move a little faster here as a matter of public policy than it does in other places," said Parry.
One of those reasons it may move quicker? According to Parry, this might not be a hard lined party issue.
"I think it is one of those issues that does cut across party lines and it doesn't fit neatly into either a republican or democratic camp because of this sort of libertarian thread," she said.
But, that does not mean the policy could be enacted here in Arkansas anytime soon.