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Editor,

As the congressional challenger for Arkansas’s District 4 House seat, I support HR 1227 Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017, which “amends the Controlled Substances Act to provide that the Act’s regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties do not apply to with respect to marijuana.”

HR 1227 has 15 co-sponsors and is bipartisan legislation, which reflects the multipartisan will of voters, the majority of whom support legalization, per Gallup.

This House bill removes marijuana from schedule 1 and eliminates criminal penalties for an individual who imports, exports, manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute marijuana.

The voters of Arkansas clearly support legalization of medical marijuana for retail, use, and possession. A representative of Arkansas’s District 4 is expected to represent the will of the people of Arkansas’s District 4.

Lee McQueen, Independent Progressive Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Arkansas, District 4