Arizona group pushes recreational cannabis initiative for 2018

An Arizona group called “Safer Arizona 2018” is collecting signatures for a recreational marijuana ballot initiative for 2018. Recall that Arizona only narrowly failed to pass Proposition 205 last year. The Marijuana Policy Project is not actively supporting or contributing money to the 2018 effort though because they feel the turnout in mid-term elections won’t be sufficient.

Our Take: Mid-term elections are tough for controversial ballot initiatives. This may inform public opinion and improve the changes for legislation or a 2020 ballot initiative, but this one seems unlikely to pass, especially without active support for MPP.

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