The language for all of the ballot propositions, including the Arizona Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) Act, was approved this week. Last week, an analysis of the initiative for the voter guide was written by the Legislative Council. The actual words that will be on the ballot for Proposition 203 is as follows:
Proposition 203 – proposed by initiative petition relating to the medical use of marijuana
ALLOWS THE USE OF MARIJUANA FOR PEOPLE WITH DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITIONS WHO OBTAIN A WRITTEN CERTIFICATION FROM A PHYSICIAN AND ESTABLISHES A REGULATORY SYSTEM GOVERNED BY THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES FOR ESTABLISHING AND LICENSING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES.
A “yes” vote shall have the effect of authorizing the use of marijuana for people with debilitating medical conditions who obtain a written certification from a physician and establishing a regulatory system governed by the Arizona Department of Health Services for establishing and licensing medical marijuana dispensaries.
A “no” vote shall have the effect of retaining current law regarding the use of marijuana.
We’ve been getting a fair number of phone calls regarding the Initiative (especially about dispensaries) – so we put together information on the proposed Arizona Medical Marijuana Act on our homepage in the lower right corner. If you get a call about the Initiative you can simply refer the caller to our Frequently Asked Questions document on the lower right portion of our home page.