Marijuana Policy Project launches initiative campaign for 2012
Arkansas, Idaho, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota: Most marijuana measures were defeated by voters in 2010, but advocates and supporters are already looking towards 2012. On Thursday, November 11 the Marijuana Policy Project announced the launch of their "26 by 2012" project. The project calls for getting at least 26 states to legalize medical marijuana. Specifically, the organization plans to launch ballot initiative campaigns in Arkansas, Idaho, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota. First, however, the group is scheduled to target Arkansas and aims to collect an estimated 110,000 signatures with an estimated total petition drive cost of $180,000.
Marijuana measures in 2010 appeared in Arizona, California, Oregon and South Dakota. However, results in Arizona remain pending. Currently, according to unofficial results the measure has received 49.96% votes in support and 50.04% in opposition.