Arizona voters to decide on legalizing marijuana on Nov. 3Posted by On

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters will decide whether the state joins nearly a dozen others across the nation that have legalized recreational marijuana when they head to the polls on Nov. 3.

The measure known as Proposition 207 would let people 21 and older possess up to an ounce of marijuana or a smaller quantity of “concentrates” such as hashish, allow for the sale of recreational marijuana at licensed retailers and for people to grow their own plants.

The measure called the Smart and Safe Arizona Act also levies a 16% excise tax on pot, on top of the standard sales tax that goes to state and local governments.

The proceeds from the excise tax, which the Legislature’s budget analysts estimat e will bring in $166 million a year once the marijuana market matures, would go to community colleges, local police and fire agencies, local and state transportation projects and public health and criminal…

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