ARIZONA: Proponents of a 2016 citizens’ initiative in Arizona that aims to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older filed paperwork with the state on Thursday, the first step in their campaign.
The Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona initiative still has a long way to go before becoming a law. But if it’s successful, it would reverse about 80 years of marijuana prohibition in Arizona, raise millions in tax revenue and potentially end black-market sales of the plant.
The downsides: We’ll let you know if we think of any.
“The goal is obviously the legalization of adult use of marijuana in Arizona,” says Andrew Myers, a spokesperson for the Marijuana Policy Project who helped lead the state’s successful 2010 initiative legalizing medical marijuana. “Specifics are still up in the air.”