Our Campaign

On November 8, 1932, Arizona voters concerned about the health and safety of their families and communities approved a ballot measure to repeal the failed policy of alcohol prohibition. Exactly 84 years later, on November 8, 2016, Arizonans will have the opportunity to vote on an initiative to end the equally harmful and ineffective policy of marijuana prohibition.

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is a committee formed to support Proposition 205, a ballot measure that would make marijuana legal for adults 21 years of age and older and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. It represents a coalition of citizens, community leaders, businesses, and organizations that recognize marijuana prohibition has been just as big of a failure as alcohol prohibition, and believe it’s time for a more sensible marijuana policy.

In May 2015, our campaign set out to collect the 150,642 signatures of Arizona voters that were needed to qualify an initiative for the ballot. Approximately one year later, we submitted more than 258,000 total signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.

Our petition was certified on August 11, 2016, and the initiative was placed on the November 8 ballot as Proposition 205.