Arizona’s Prop 203 appears headed for victory in latest counts

Legalization, Decrim, Medical, Dispensaries, Hemp, DUID, all in one map (updated)
Legalization, Decrim, Medical, Dispensaries, Hemp, DUID, all in one map (updated - click for full size)

The Associated Press is reporting that Arizona’s Proposition 203 is now leading in the vote by 4,421 votes with only 10,000 votes remaining to be counted from Maricopa County (a major metro county comprised of Phoenix and Tempe).  The measure had trailed by about 7,200 votes at the end of election night but counting of absentee and provisional ballots have shifted the count by over 11,000 votes.

The Marijuana Policy Project is declaring victory and that Arizona will become the 15th medical marijuana state.  The newest medical marijuana state will now protect registered patients from arrest and provide a dispensary system for them to acquire their medicine.  Patients will not be permitted to grow their own medicine at home if they live within 25 miles of a dispensary.  Patients will be allowed to possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana acquired no more often than every 14 days when purchased from the dispensaries.  Patients will not be able to sell marijuana to the dispensaries that are required to grow their own cannabis within highly-secured facilities.  There can only be a maximum of one dispensary for every ten pharmacies, except when to allow at least one per county.  Medical marijuana cards and recommendations for patients from other states will be honored in Arizona, though those patients will not be allowed purchase marijuana in the dispensaries.  The complete text is available from the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project.

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  1. Sweet! Now we march on to Georgia and Florida. We are main routes for some of these cartels and I want them out of my city… We need common sense legislation on marijuana. Join us in our fight….. We now have a chapter in Georgia and it is growing each month. Find us on facebook..search: georgia norml….

  2. Is it true? Can it be true? Arizona passed their first MMJ legislation, through a voter referendum. Hallelujah! 15 states now recognize the veracity that cannabis does, indeed, have medical value. (Never mind that the V.A. now allows MMJ for the treatment of pain and PTSD, or the the Federal government itself owns at least one MMJ-related patent, US Patent 6630507.)

    So now the hard follow-up questions begin.

    Will the people have to continue this same fight every step of the way, state by state, until all 50 states force the Federal government to cast off their crony corporate special interests, and re-legalizes cannabis?

    Why are there any states whatsoever that ban legislation via voter referendum, and thereby deny their citizens the right to directly effect the legislation that effects their rights & liberties?

  3. 55 Rebel with a Cause

    Your right – and – when you can’t trust the medicine pot will do the job. God and pot will be the world’s salvation.

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