An organization of marijuana legalization opponents in Arizona has commissioned anti-marijuana billboards in the Phoenix area. Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy is responding to pro-marijuana billboards put up this past October by Weedmaps, a marijuana locating app.
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Some said they voted against it because they don’t want stoned drivers on Arizona roadways. Others said they thought the measure was poorly written, saying it provided contradictory language on impaired driving.
PHOENIX, Oct. 31, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Colorado state officials are asking opponents of Prop. 205 to stop airing ads that “convey inaccurate and misleading statements about Colorado’s experience with regulating and taxing marijuana for adult use.”
A casino magnate has given $500,000 to fight legalization in Arizona. Citing campaign-finance records, New Times of Phoenix reported Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, an anti-legalization group, received the donation from billionaire Sheldon Adelson, CEO and founder of the Las Vegas Sands Corp.
A food service company is spending tens of thousands of dollars to fight an effort to decriminalize marijuana in Arizona.
Arizona’s marijuana-legalization ballot initiative, Proposition 205, has been endorsed by the Arizona Democratic Party and several other notable groups and politicians. Voters will decide the fate of the proposition on November 8. If it’s approved, adults 21 and older could legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana, grow six live plants at home (unless…
Opponents of marijuana legalization in Arizona have more cash on hand than supporters as Election Day approaches, according to Tucson.com. Supporters of Proposition 205—which would legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona—have raised more money, but they also spent a lot while to get 205 on the ballot.
The state director of the Department of Economic Security forwarded an email railing about marijuana legalization to thousands of the department’s employees.
An Arizona opiate maker has given the largest donation to a group working to keep marijuana illegal in the state, according to an article at Tuscon.com. Drug manufacturer Insys Therapeutics made a $500,000 donation to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, according to information from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.
On Aug. 31, 2016, the Arizona Supreme Court rejected the final legal challenge to Proposition 205, a voter initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, as reported by the Associated Press.
In Arizona, efforts are underway to put a measure legalizing recreational marijuana on the ballot for the 2016 election. Spearheaded by the Marijuana Policy Project, legalization efforts will require activists to gather over 150,000 valid signatures to get on the ballot.