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The Arkansas state senator behind a bill that would would bar patients from smoking medical marijuana under the state’s new MMJ law has accepted campaign money from tobacco companies.
State Sen. Jason Rapert cited health factors as the reason behind his anti-smoking legislation targeting medical cannabis.
“Universally, in the public health community, people will tell you that you should not smoke,” Rapert, a Republican, told the Associated Press in explaining why he introduced the anti-smoking measure.
According to VoteSmart.org, Rapert accepted campaign contributions of $4,750 from “tobacco companies and tobacco product sales,” including a $1,750 contribution from