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A marijuana legalization campaign is nearing its goal of gathering 150,000 valid signatures to get on the November ballot. The initiative would ask Arizona voters to legalize marijuana for recreational use and establish a network of licensed cannabis shops where sales of the drug would be taxed.

The Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Like Alcohol in Arizona announced today that it’s collected 100,000 signatures, or two-thirds of what it needs to get the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act on the November 2016 ballot.


CRMLA still needs to get at least 50,000 more valid signatures by July, though leaders of the campaign have said they’re aiming to get 230,000 and are "very, very confident" they’ll succeed.

MIRIAM WASSER~ Phoenix New Times