Cannabis Legalization Measure Filed in Arizona

Thirteen lawmakers have signed on to House Bill 2558, a recently-filed proposal which would legalize cannabis in Arizona similar to how Amendment 64 legalized cannabis in Colorado. arizona

Under the proposed law, adults 21 and older would be legally authorized to possess up to an ounce of cannabis, as well as a few cannabis plants. State-licensed retail outlets would be established to distribute cannabis.

Representative Ruben Gallego, an Iraq war veteran who is the primary sponsor of the legislation, says it will “regulate and tax marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.”

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Arizona Proposal to Legalize Cannabis Announced

Arizona’s Assistant House Minority Leader Ruben Gallego has announced that he will soon introduce legislation to explicitly legalize cannabis for those 21 and older.cannabisleaf Under his proposed law, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, and the private cultivation of up to 5 plants, would no longer be illegal, and state-licensed retail outlets would be authorized. According to recent polling, this move is supported by 56% of those in the state.

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