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Opponents of a campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona will urge a judge to bar the initiative from the November ballot.

Opponents of the campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona want a judge to bar the initiative from the November ballot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: The Arizona Supreme Court says the mere smell of marijuana can still be the sole basis for police to obtain a warrant to conduct a search, despite the state's legalization of medical marijuana. However, a unanimous decision by the state high court says that legal foundation for a search can be dispelled if authorities have indications the suspected marijuana use or possession is authorized by the medical marijuana law.

Supporters of legalizing marijuana in Arizona are expected to submit enough signatures for their proposal to qualify for the ballot in November.

Organizers of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol say they plan to file petitions containing about 220,000 signatures with state officials Thursday morning.

They need to gather roughly 150,000 valid signatures by July to get on the ballot.

The initiative would allow adults age 21 and older to carry limited amounts of marijuana.

The Arizona Legislature will begin its 2016 session next week, and lawmakers have already introduced several bills for consideration. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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