Defeat of Prop 205 A Victory for Arizona Families

A Statement from Center for Arizona Policy President, Cathi Herrod, Esq.

“I said it early on and yesterday Arizona voters showed they are smarter than the marijuana monopoly. Marijuana marketers did their best to dress up Prop 205. But selling it as an education funding and neighborhood safety measure stretched the limits of creativity and credibility.

Prop 205 authors told voters it would regulate marijuana like alcohol, keep marijuana-impaired driving illegal, and raise money for schools. None of which was true according to the measure itself.

Arizona voters saw the alarming consequences out of Colorado and agreed that legalizing a drug for recreational purposes would not fund schools or benefit our youth in any way. Ours may be the only state this election year that dodges the legal recreational marijuana bullet.

Today, Arizona voters sent a message to citizen lawmakers: Our youth are not for sale. Their future and well-being are far more valuable than empty promises used to sweeten a rotten deal.

In addition, outside interests should take note: Arizonans know what is best for their state.

We thank Governor Doug Ducey, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, Debbie Moak, and the entire No On Prop 205 campaign for their tireless efforts to equip Arizona voters with the knowledge necessary to reject the measure.”

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