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Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative Petition Surpasses 200,000 Signatures


regulate marijuana like alcohol arizona 2016The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced Tuesday that it has collected more than 200,000 signatures in support of a proposed initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Arizona. The campaign needs to collect 150,642 valid signatures of registered Arizona voters to qualify the initiative for the November ballot.

“Voters want to have their say on whether Arizona should end marijuana prohibition,” said Campaign Chairman J.P. Holyoak. “It’s appearing more and more likely that they are going to have that opportunity. We’re finding that most Arizonans agree marijuana should be regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.”

The proposed initiative would allow adults 21 and older to possess limited amounts of marijuana, establish a system in which marijuana is regulated similarly to alcohol, and enact a 15 percent tax on retail marijuana sales, from which a majority of the revenue would be directed to Arizona schools and public education programs.

“The level of interest in signing our petition seems to grow as people learn more about marijuana and the specifics of the initiative,” Holyoak said. “The simple truth is that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol, and marijuana prohibition has been just as big of a failure as alcohol prohibition. Arizonans think it’s time for a more sensible approach, and that’s exactly what we’re proposing.”

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Source: The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is supporting a 2016 statewide ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Arizona and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. For more information, visit http://www.RegulateMarijuanaAZ.org.


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  1. They have a lettuce or nothing group there now. The ”lettuce or nothing” people have a national website now I saw it today. It’s designed with the same software and run by the same group who runs a lot of prohibition sites. They are preying on the least experienced reform people to convince them to join with prohibition forces in opposing reform it it’s not regulated like lettuce. The have not yet responded on why it has to be ”lettuce or nothing”. Why nothing. Why not any of the other million possibilities.

    We saw the prohibition forces use this with the fear of Monopoly guy from the old Parker Brothers game. We tried to reach out to Legalize Ohio with a crystal ball of what was really going to follow November. We were right and now they have finally joined MPP for a good medical law. They were holding out for lettuce or nothing last year. I don’t know about Arizona now. A lot of red voters in that region. We can’t appeal to them on the numbers of Americans in prisons when they find out what color they are. These people don’t even recognize Dr. King. I hope they can overcome the reds but that is McCain country and he’s a booze merchant. They will have to win 60 per cent to beat the cheat.

  2. Closet Warrior on

    It’s a no brainer in southwestern state that have massive cartel activity. They should legalize on that issue alone.

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