Super Bowl Winning QB to Appear in Ad Supporting Arizona’s Legalization Initiative

The new TV Ad Featuring Super Bowl Champion Quarterback Jim McMahon is Set to Air During tomorrow’s Bears-Packers Matchup on Thursday Night Football; Watch Now by clicking here.

arizona1During tomorrow’s Thursday Night Football matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, the Arizona Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) will be airing a commercial in support of Proposition 205, their initiative to legalize cannabis which is up for a vote next month. The commercial will feature Super Bowl winning quarterback Jim McMahin, an Arizona resident who began his career with the Bears, ended it with the Packers, and spent a season with the Arizona Cardinals.

The ad begins with McMahon describing his first major injury, which occurred during his second season. “That’s when I started using painkillers, and I was using them daily, pretty much the rest of my career,” he says. “It takes its toll. I was taking too many of those things.”

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Discount Tire Donates $1 Million to Fight Legalization in Arizona: Time for a Boycott

cannabudThe Discount Tire Co. has just contributed $1 million to the primary campaign working to defeat Arizona’s Proposition 205, which would legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older and is up for a vote next month.

Discount Tire, the largest privately help company in Arizona and one of the largest companies throughout the country with over 900 stores, donated the $1 million to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy. This is according to financial records released by the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.

Clearly a boycott is in order for those who support a reformation of our failed cannabis policies. Anyone who supports legalization should no longer shop at a Discount Tire store, and should urge their friends and family to do the same.

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Painkiller Producer Donates $500,000 to Fight Cannabis Legalization in Arizona

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Numerous studies have shown cannabis to reduce use of prescription painkillers. No wonder they oppose its legalization.

Surprise, surprise, the pharmaceutical industry is worried about the legalization of cannabis, a substance studies have shown reduces the use of painkillers. Insys Therapeutics, a painkiller manufacturer based in Chandler, Arizona, has donated $500,000 to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, the main opposition group the Proposition 205 to legalize cannabis (up for a vote this November). As noted by the Washington Post, this is “one of the largest single contributions to any anti-legalization campaign ever”.

Proposition 205 would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, and the personal cultivation of up to six cannabis plants, for those 21 and older. The measure would also legalize cannabis retail outlets. According to polling released this week, 50% of voters in the state say they support the initiative, with 40% opposed; 10% – enough to cause a 50/50 split – remain undecided.

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Arizona Poll Shows Cannabis Legalization in Position to be Approved this November

Arizona Poll A new Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll has found that a plurality of voters in Arizona support legalizing cannabis. This is great news for proponents of Proposition 205, a cannabis legalization initiative being voted on this November.

According to the poll – which has a margin of error of 3.4% – 50% of voters in Arizona say they support legalizing recreational cannabis for everyone 21 and older. Just 39.9% are opposed to the idea, with 10% remaining undecided. Based on his poll, if the election were held today Prop 205 would be passed into law if just 0.1% of the undecided 10% of voters decided to vote in favor of it.

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Arizona Cannabis Legalization Initiative Placed on November Ballot as Proposition 205

proposition 205Arizona officials today announced that the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted enough valid signatures for their cannabis legalization initiative to be placed on the November ballot; it will appear as Proposition 205.

The group submitted 258,582 signatures at the end of June, far greater than than the 150,642 required to put the measure to a vote of the people this November, though it took until today for the state to verify that enough of the signatures were valid (from registered Arizona voters).

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