Arizona Marijuana Legalization, Proposition 203 (2002)

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Proposition 203, also known as the Marijuana Legalization Act, was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in Arizona as an initiated state statute. It was defeated.[1] It was sponsored by "The People Have Spoken" and was a pro-marijuana legalization initiative.

Election results

Marijuana Legalization
Defeatedd No678,44657.3%
Yes 504,607 42.7%
Election results from Arizona Elections Department.

Text of measure

The wording on the ballot said:

This initiative: creates medical marijuana registry card system authorizing medical use of marijuana for people diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition; increases drug offender maximum sentences for violent crimes committed while on drugs by 50%; punishes personal possession of marijuana with a civil fine; requires a drug related conviction before forfeiture of property seized incident to possession or use of drugs; establishes state administered system for distribution of marijuana to qualifying medical patients; requires supervised release of non-violent offenders convicted of simple possession or use of controlled substances, unless such release poses a public danger.[2][3]

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  1. Arizona 2002 election results
  2. Secretary of State 2002 ballot measure database, accessed December 31, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.