Arkansas Lawmakers have advanced a bill that would ban edibles for prescription pot.
It’s headed for the house floor and would require a two-thirds vote to pass.
The change to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment would not allow medical marijuana edibles to be manufactured, sold, purchased or exchanged in Arkansas.
A patient prescribed medical marijuana or their caregiver could still put marijuana in their food or drink.
“You take a cancer patient who has a difficult time, they don’t want to smoke it,”
Melissa Fults, Drug Policy Education Group said. “They can’t swallow a pill but you can still stick a sucker in the side of their mouth and it will slowly dissolve.”
Bills to prevent patients from smoking prescription pot in moving vehicles and a bill which would ban medical marijuana businesses are also being considered.