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ADH does not support marijuana use

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LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) -

The Arkansas Department of Health announced Wednesday that it does not support recent ballot measures that would legalize marijuana for medical treatment in the state.

According to a news release from the department, the ADH supports changes in medical treatment that come from the medical community that are grounded in a scientific process.

The ADH said medical marijuana has not been through the scientific process, along with no scientific evaluations of the dosage, varieties, and preparations.

They added that the measure would force the department as the regulatory agency over a treatment that has not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

The ADH is not currently altering their services or practice to prepare for the possible legalization of marijuana for medical use.

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