EMILY WILLIAMS: A cancer patient who found relief from nausea during chemotherapy from marijuana is among those speaking up for medical use of the drug.

  • TESTIMONIAL: Emily Williams of Fayetteville, a cancer patient who found relief from nausea during chemotherapy thanks to marijuana, is among those speaking up for medical use of the drug.

The contest is underway in earnest for voter approval of the initiated act to allow sick people to obtain marijuana for medical use, with doctors’ approval, at state-regulated dispensaries.

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First came the Family Council’s customarily dishonest, mean-spirited and blatantly racist TV ad against the amendment.

The Arkansas Baptist Convention has launched an e-mail campaign, calmer than the Family Council’s attack, but also wholly inaccurate on several points.

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Arkansans for Compassionate Care, which is the committee working for passage of the measure, offers a point-by-point rebuttal to the religious groups’ opposition. Chris Kell provided the following response to misinformation (if the misinformation was knowing, you’d have to call it a lie — maybe the so-called religious groups didn’t fully read the proposal before criticizing). Maybe some of the good Baptists who circulated their group’s misinformation should look to the Bible’s guidance on bearing false witness and circulate the following corrective: