Drug Law

Arizona Group Submits Signatures for Medical Marijuana Initiative

| by Marijuana Policy Project

Yesterday, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project submitted more than 250,000 signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office, all but guaranteeing that medical marijuana will appear on Arizona’s ballot this November. The initiative needs 153,365 to qualify for the ballot.

“Right now, Arizona patients battling cancer, AIDS, and other life-threatening diseases face prison for trying to find relief for debilitating conditions,” said Andrew Myers, campaign manager for the MPP-backed AMMPP, who spoke at a news conference in Phoenix yesterday. “By passing the ‘Vote Yes on the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act,’ we can stop this cruel and unnecessary policy.”

Once the initiative qualifies, Arizona will join South Dakota in having medical marijuana initiatives on the ballot this November. Upon its passage, qualified patients who have a doctor’s recommendation in Arizona will be given safe access to their medicine through dispensaries, as well as protection from arrest and prosecution.

Read more about the campaign at www.StopArrestingPatients.org.