July 19, 2010, A4MC contact telephone
number established: 501-291-0281
July 29, 2010, Dr. Lester Grinspoon
confirms his participation in the A4MC Medicinal Cannabis
Educational Roundhouse and grants permission for A4MC to freely
distribute his whitepaper, "Medical
Marijuana: A Note of Caution -- First, do no harm" in support of
A4MC's campaign to enact pragmatic, beneficial, efficient and
effective legislation in Arkansas.
monthly core-group meetings continue with much time invested in
networking, preparing support documents, planning and coordinating
details for Roundhouse, contacting legislators and stumping
incessantly on facebook for folks to 'get involved' by contacting
their legislators and making their voices heard.
Examples of such actions taken by
core-group members include personal attendance at gatherings
conducted by ArNORML, the Arkansas Teapot Party and The Citizens
First Congress to further spread the word about this important
December 1, 2010,
winter edition of The Emerald City: Alternative News for Little Rock
and Central Arkansas, publishes full page/full color ad (at their
own expense) exactly like our flyer (below) promoting the Roundhouse
December 29, 2010, feature
article about the A4MC effort, authored by John Lyon, makes the Top
News Stories list of the
Arkansas News Bureau
December 30, 2010, direct
link to the Arkansas News Bureau article (referenced above)
distributed to Topix subscribers and ArkNewBureau article reposted
Arizona Patients Alliance website. Also,
detailed info about the Roundhouse to their front page. Facebook
page totals 2305 endorsements.
If you have information you believe
deserves to be posted to this page, please email to
January 2011: Introduce
model legislation to
Arkansas legislators, align support to adopt and implement during
2011 Arkansas General Assembly.
January 12 & 13, 2011:
"Medicinal Cannabis Educational Roundhouse: Putting it in
Perspective," Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda, Little Rock, 9am/2pm
both days, information for legislators, physicians, law enforcement
officials and the general public, free admission. This is OUR
great opportunity to make a unified voice heard by our state
Read more on this in
the arNORML article, below.
ONGOINIG:Contact OUR state legislators.
Click here for a PDF provided by the Arkansas Citizens First
Congress, listing contact info for 2011 Arkansas Legislators.
Tell them that you as a citizen of
Arkansas respectfully demand that medical cannabis legislation
be enacted during the 2011 General Assembly
Please post any comments made to you by
any legislators to our
Facebook page or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Never doubt the a small group of
thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the
only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead
NEW!!! 'Annual Deaths' handout
bullet-points pertinent facts about medicinal cannabis. PDF
to print or email.
To find out who represents you in the
Arkansas House of Representatives,
To find out which Arkansas Senator
represents you, look
To find information about your
county and municipal officials,
~ CONTACT YOUR FRIENDS ~
Call 5 friends and tell them
about this citizen-initiative. Encourage each friend contact their
legislators about enacting Medicinal
Cannabis legislation in Arkansas -and- to call 5 of their friends to
get them to do the same. We will succeed in direct proportion
YOUR personal support:
Start a 'med-cannabis
caucus' in your neighborhood.
Meet with your friends once
a month to discuss this issue.
Start a letter writing
campaign to your local newspaper.
Go as a 'small group' to
meet with your elected officials and hand them Dr. Grinspoon's
paper and the A4MC model legislation.
doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead
Arkansans For Medical Cannabis
http://www.gozarks.com/a4mc/ are mounting a drive to enact legislation
which frees Arkansans to access cannabis as a medicinal therapy without
fear of arrest or prosecution. They deserve the full and active support of
According to the THE ARKANSAS MEDICINAL
CANNABIS ACT OF 2011 a person who has been medically qualified by a Health
Care Practitioner as authorized under ACA 17-95-201-208, will be
authorized to cultivate and/or possess and/or transport a combined total
of no more than 12 ounces of harvested, dried, culled and screened
Cannabis plant material, no more than 6 maturing female Cannabis plants.
The full text is at
In January, they will introduce model
legislation to Arkansas Legislators for passage during the 2011 Arkansas
General Assembly. And since Norml emphasizes lobbying, helping them offers
us a great opportunity to do our best.
On January 12 & 13, 2011 we will be
participating in their Medicinal Cannabis Educational Roundhouse at
Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda, in Little Rock, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
both days. We will have a table there with information for legislators,
physicians, law enforcement officials and the general public. If you can,
please come and help man the table. We ask you to dress in business
informal to work the table and avoid any marijuana symbol T-shirts etc.
Though you can support them by buying their very cool limited-edition Sven
Swenson T-shirt and wear that. This is dress to impress for legislators
and physicians. We will not be promoting Marijuana Legalization, this is
strictly about Medical Cannabis. This event is free so invite your friends
to come as well.
But if you can't make it, there is
something very important you can do. We ask you to make a mere 7 phone
calls. Call or meet your state representative and your state senator and
urge them to support this legislation. Then call five of your friends,
tell them to call their state representative and their state senator
urging them to support this legislation, and then to call five of their
friends the way you called them. Your 5 calls become 25 which become 125
which become 625 and on.
All the information you'll need is at
http://www.gozarks.com/a4mc/ . There are PDFs that contain the artwork
for hand bills, business cards, letters from prominent doctors and more.
The message is simple. Ask your legislator
to vote Yes on the bill. Tell them that you are one of their constituents.
Tell them that it provides pain relief for people suffing spinal cord
injuries and other illnesses and speeds rehabilitation. Tell them that it
alleviates suffering without the side effects of narcotics. Tell them that
it allows patients who need to use narcotic pain reliever to use less.
Tell them that the taxes we pay should be used for education and health,
not arresting people. People can't pay taxes when they are locked up.
Don't be afraid to ask your friends and
relatives to help. You are not doing this so that you can enjoy cannabis.
You are doing this to alleviate the suffering of others with a proven,
safe and effective medical treatment. To ask others to support this does
not imply that they need to support legalization in general. This is an
issue of compassion, not an issue of indulgence. You need not lay low. The
people of A4MC include retired nurses and Lt. Colonels who served our
country in Desert Storm. This is a respectable issue.
Meeting of arNORML
Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:30pm
Little Rock Public Library, 100 S. Rock St. Little Rock
First floor west meeting room (click 'next meeting', above, for inclement
weather and current meeting updates)
Arkansans For Medical Cannabis Our MISSION
is to Educate the public on the "Medical" benefits of Cannabis. Our
goal is to ensure that the Citizens of Arkansas regain their right
as defined by our Constitution to decide for themselves what an
appropriate method of medication is WITHOUT government intervention.
Citizen-Activist Project is facilitated by
Community Ombudsman ~ Established 2007 ~
It's all about accountability.