Pro medical marijuana activists say a new survey shows most Arkansas support their cause while a Christian conservative coalition announced it's launching a grassroots and media campaign to convince voters otherwise.
The Family Council presented Thursday a television spot it's planning to start airing next week, portraying medical marijuana as a back door attempt to legalize the drug across the board.
"This TV spot focuses on the dark and secretive side of the medical marijuana industry," Cox said at a news conference at the Capitol.
Arkansans for Compassionate Care said it's kicking off its television spots on Oct. 18 and announced tv host Montel Williams will speak in Little Rock to rally support for Issue 5.
"This is a conservation you should have with your physician," said David Couch of Arkansans for Compassionate Care.
Couch said his group recently commissioned a survey that states more than half of likely voters support medical marijuana. Pollsters surveyed 600 people. The survey consisted of 40 questions, he said.
If voters approve the issue, Arkansas will become the 18th state in the nation to allow medical marijuana and the first such state in the South.