Arizona End Marijuana Prohibition Initiative (2010)
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Text of measure
Summary of initiative
Amendments to ARS 13-3405 to simplify and remove all felony penalties associated with the possession, use, production, sale or transportation of marijuana. Thus making possession of up to four ounces a petty offense with fines not to exceed one hundred dollars; Making possession of more than four ounces or less than two pounds a class 3 misdemeanor; Making possession of more than two pounds a class 1 misdemeanor. Eliminating community service requirements for all levels of convictions. A judge will have the latitude to suspend sentences, probation and fines. Marijuana remains illegal but the penalties are significantly reduced.
Path to the ballot
The group organizing the circulation effort must gather the required 153,365 signatures for proposed state statutes by the July 1, 2010 deadline. Signatures must be collected from registered voters who are residents of the state. If enough are obtained by that date, the measure will then be placed on the ballot. Sponsors first filed the initiative application on September 25, 2009.