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LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — A poll from Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College surveyed close to a thousand Arkansas voters.
It asked: “What do you think should be the legal status of marijuana in Arkansas?”
A majority of respondents, 54%, said it should be legal for adults, while 32% said it should only be allowed for medical use, and 11% said it should be illegal.
With the legality of marijuana looking more like a possibility this year, we decided to find out what this could mean for local growers, and how it could get on the ballot.
River Valley Relief is a Fort Smith cultivator… growing and processing marijuana for Arkansas dispensaries.
“It’s been a lot of work, but the really cool thing is that we grow a product, a medicine, that really, really helps people,” said Storm Nolan with River Valley Relief.
With this new poll showing more people wanting to legalize marijuana, growers are hoping and preparing for this budding industry to bloom. Nolan tells us River Valley Relief has a plan to expand if needed.
“If you look at other states that went from medical to adult-use, sometimes you’d see a 2-3 times increase in the amount of product being sold,” said Nolan.