Arizona’s Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, a group working to place an initiative to legalize cannabis on next year’s ballot, has announced Wednesday that they’ve collected over 50,000 signatures in just 10 weeks.
In order for the group to put their initiative to a vote, they must collect 150,642 signatures from registered Arizona voters by July of next year. The 50,000 in just 10 weeks puts them on track to reach this number nearly 6 months early. The group is, however, aiming for over 230,000 signatures, to account for those that are invalid.
If placed on the ballot and approved into law, the initiative would allow those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis, as well as cultivate up to six plants. Cannabis retail outlets would also be allowed, with the measure establishing the Department of Marijuana Licenses and Control to handle licensing and regulations.
“Adults of all ages and political stripes want to vote for this in November 2016,” says campaign chairman JP Holyoak. “We are excited by the outpouring of support. This is the right initiative at the right time.”