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Voters to decide on legalizing marijuana after Arizona Supreme Court ruling

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Posted at 2:40 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 19:28:46-04

Arizonans will decide on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana this November. 

After several legal challenges, the Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of the initiative, which will be on November's ballot.

If approved, anyone 21 years or older can use up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six marijuana plants at their residence. 

A lower court judge had thrown out the challenge, saying the group didn't have a right to sue.
 
The judge went on to reject all of the reasons opponents laid out for keeping the initiative off the ballot.
 
Opponents had asked the judge to bar it from the ballot because the description voters saw when signing petitions left off many major provisions, didn't identify a revenue source and had a misleading title.
 
The high court sidestepped the right to sue argument, but upheld the lower court decision on the merits of the lawsuit.