Recreational Marijuana

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Voters would have another chance to weigh in on legalizing marijuana in Arizona under a proposal in the state House.

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Authorities say a 32-year-old man who showed signs of impairment from recent marijuana use has been arrested after he struck a 14-year-old girl with his vehicle as she was crossing a street in the San Tan Valley.

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Arizonans weighed in on several statewide and local ballot propositions during yesterday’s general election. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, voters passed a measure to give the state’s workers a raise, but rejected legalizing recreational marijuana.


Voters are deciding whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona and make it a rare U.S.-Mexico border state to allow adults to use the drug still banned under federal law.

Also on the ballot Tuesday is an initiative that would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 and require some employers to provide paid sick time off.

The pot measure would allow those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana in the conservative state. Arizona is one of five states considering recreational pot this election.

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The latest major donation to the campaign against legal recreational marijuana in Arizona comes from Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson, who donated $500,000 last week.

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