The campaign to pass Prop 205 to legalize recreational marijuana is in full swing, twisting the facts, hiding the dirty details, and misleading Arizona voters.
Over the next several weeks, I am going to lay out the specifics of Prop 205 and I suspect you will be amazed. Most of all, I believe you will share my commitment to spread the word to Vote NO on Prop 205!
First, I want to make it clear that medical marijuana is already legal in Arizona. If Prop 205 is defeated, medical marijuana will still be legal in this state.
Second, Prop 205 will do nothing to “regulate marijuana like alcohol” as proponents claim.
The #1 reason to defeat Prop 205: It is dangerous for our children, teens, and everyone on the roads.
Watch this shocking video from the Today Show coverage of the problem with drug-laced candy.
Prop 205 would:
- Allow for the production and sale of high-potency marijuana-laced candy and snacks. If they are not marketing to children, why are they putting it in candy? Colorado recently banned marijuana-laced gummy bears because so many little children were being rushed to the emergency room after accidentally eating the “candy.” But Arizona wouldn’t be able to make those kinds of changes to the law because the ballot measure would be voter protected – modifiable only through another ballot measure.
- Allow for limitless potency of marijuana products. A marijuana joint today is, on average 12% more potent than a joint in the 60s. The marijuana-laced candies average 30% more potency, and up to 80 and 90% in some cases.
- Protect marijuana-impaired drivers. Prop 205 protects marijuana users, not your family and the rest of society. Under Prop 205, it is nearly impossible to prove a driver is impaired unlike the DUI laws currently in place that limit alcohol levels to .08%. Marijuana-related fatal car accidents increased 62% in Colorado and doubled in Washington State when they legalized recreational marijuana.
- Prohibit judges, parenting coordinators, and mediators from considering marijuana use when making custody or parent visitation decisions. Alcohol use can be considered when making such decisions, but not so for marijuana if Prop 205 passes. Arizona already has a foster care crisis due in large part to drug abuse. Legalizing a high potency drug would only make it worse.
If we want Arizona to continue to be the best place to live and raise a family, we must protect children and families from the dangerous consequences of recreational marijuana being available in all forms including lollipops and gummy bears.
What You Can Do:
- Share this email with your friends and family.
- Spread the word by talking to anyone within your circles about how Prop 205 threatens and harms the well-being and safety of children.
- Register to vote before the October 10 deadline. If you’re already registered, verify that your address and voter information are up-to-date and consider signing up for the Permanent Early Voter List to receive a ballot by mail at servicearizona.com.
- Pray that Arizona voters will resoundingly reject Prop 205.
- Watch each Friday for our Five Minutes for Families email pointing out another reason to Vote No on 205.