In 2016, seven more states could be voting on ballot measures to legalize marijuana, including Arizona if Ryan Hurley from the Marijuana Policy Project has anything to say about it.
“We’re pretty certain we’ll have it on the ballot for people to decide in 2016,” he told Fox-10 Phoenix earlier this week.
They don’t plan to have it ready to vote on until 2016, so right now, Hurley is working on a rough draft for a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona.
“I think it will largely look similar to Colorado’s, but we’ll take a look at what we learned from Colorado and Washington, learn from their early days and improve on those,” he said.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery really doesn’t like the idea.
“Calling marijuana medicine, efforts to decriminalize or legalize it in other parts of the country, and the utter irresponsibility of this federal administration in enforcing the laws on the books; to allow this to occur is contributing to an environment where teens don’t see marijuana as much of a risk, in fact less so than the use of tobacco and that’s ridiculous,” he said.