“Arizonans for Responsible Legalization is committed to common sense regulation of the marijuana industry and ensuring the greatest benefit to taxpayers,” says Gina Berman, an emergency room physician who will lead the effort.
The group has yet to unveil the specific details and language of the initiative, which Berman says will be released in the coming days.
The Marijuana Policy Project is currently working on a separate initiative to legalize cannabis, which advocates are also hoping to put on the 2016 general election ballot. The group hopes to finalize language for the initiative within a couple weeks.
In January, legislation to legalize recreational cannabis was filed in Arizona’s Legislature by State Representative Mark Cardenas.
According to polling released earlier this month, only 13% of Arizona residents support the state’s prohibition on cannabis.