Here’s a good test for the Arkansas legislature, which claims it reflects popular sentiment as it passes legislation that polling often indicates runs counter to majority sentimen (ban on abortion, for example.)

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I’d wager that a majority of Arkansas voters would cheer as former Rep. Charles Blake did on Facebook and endorse SB 499, introduced this week by Sen. Clarke Tucker (D-Little Rock). It would reduce possession of less than an ounce of marijuana to a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of no more than $200. Also, past convictions for such possession will not count as a previous conviction.

Call the roll! Regnat populus!

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