In the November 2020 election, a restricted use of recreational marijuana will be on Arizona voter’s ballots. The ballot initiative essentially decriminalizes possession and use of small amounts of cannabis. Currently, possession of marijuana is a felony in Arizona. This initiative would end such prosecutions.
Arizona’s Marijuana initiative is titled the Smart and Safe Arizona Act. Below are some facts voters need to know when making their decision on the proposed law.
The above list is merely some essential highlights in the proposed law. There are several more restrictions place on the use, distribution and possession of cannabis. For example, Employers maintain the right to maintain a drug free workplace (this includes marijuana).
In addition, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) would have the ability make additional regulations concerning recreational marijuana use.
The ballot initiative received approximately 420K signatures. It was only needed approximately 238k signatures to be placed on the ballot. You can read the entire Arizona ballot initiative here: Smart and Safe Arizona Act