Judge rules against bid to keep Arizona marijuana measure off ballot

Posted at 10:17 AM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 13:17:27-04

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled that a measure to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona can remain on the ballot.

The Arizona Capitol Times reported that Judge James Smith ruled on Aug. 7 against the group Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, which claimed petitions signed by voters were misleading.

The challenge said the 100-word summary on the initiative petition was misleading and omitted key provisions.

Smith, however, said it wasn’t possible for a short summary to include every provision in the initiative and that voters signing the petition could be expected to understand many of the implications of legalizing recreational marijuana use.

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