By Alex Golden Times Record [email protected]
The Arkansas Municipal League wrapped up its winter conference Friday in Fort Smith with a few words from state legislators and Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
State Rep. Doug House, R-North Little Rock, spoke to city officials from all over the state about what medical marijuana laws may mean for cities. House was initially opposed to the legalization of medical marijuana, but when voters passed it, he said he had to look at how to implement the law.
“I had to basically dig into the books and start talking to people — what does it take for this system to work?” he said. “And I had to unlearn what I had believed and been taught all my life. I was a military man. I kicked soldiers out of the service for testing positive. That’s how much I hated this stuff. It turns out a lot of what I’ve been taught, what you’ve been taught, is an absolute lie — and that’s the honest-to-God truth in my opinion.”
House said cannabis is shown to have medical benefits, especially