Proposition 207: Arizona Voters Vote To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

by KJZZ Business News, Your NPR Station

Arizona has voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, a decade after the state legalized medicinal cannabis. 

The measure is a win for Arizona’s marijuana community and businesses.

Four years ago, voters rejected a ballot measure to legalize marijuana that fractured the pro-cannabis community in Arizona.

This go around, backers of Prop. 207 sought consensus for a measure that was heavily backed by existing medical marijuana dispensaries, which stand to benefit from selling marijuana for recreational use.

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