Category: Press Releases

Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Issues Statement Regarding the Narrow Defeat of Prop. 205

More than 1.2 million Arizona voters — approximately 49% — cast ballots in favor of the proposal to end marijuana prohibition in Arizona PHOENIX — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the narrow defeat of Prop. 205. According to the final election results posted on Tuesday, November 21, the…

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New Prop. 205 GOTV Ad Paints Dim Picture of the Morning After Election Day if Supporters Forget to Vote

The digital ad — viewable below or at http://bit.ly/2fngMVL — depicts a marijuana legalization supporter waking up to the news that adult marijuana use will remain a felony in Arizona because Prop. 205 was narrowly defeated as a result of low voter turnout PHOENIX — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol launched a new ad Friday aimed at…

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Yes on Prop. 205 Launches Spanish-language TV Ad Highlighting Benefits of Regulating and Taxing Marijuana Like Alcohol

Watch the ad below or at http://bit.ly/2eitiFf * Statement below in English and Spanish from Arizona State Rep. Mark Cardenas * PHOENIX — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has launched a statewide Spanish-language TV ad in support of Prop. 205. The 30-second spot, titled “Regulation Works,” sets the record straight about the impact a similar…

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New ‘Yes on Prop. 205’ Ad Calls Out Opponents for Continuing to Run Deceptive Ads That Claim Taxing Marijuana in Colorado Has Not Raised Money for Schools

The digital ad — viewable below or at http://bit.ly/2dZyUc0 — shows a Colorado school undergoing a construction project this year that was partially paid for with marijuana tax revenue Yesterday, Colorado officials asked the ‘No on 205’ campaign to stop running the ‘inaccurate and misleading’ ads and provided them with official state documents that confirm Colorado schools…

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Colorado Officials Ask Prop. 205 Opponents to Stop Airing Ads That Feature ‘Inaccurate and Misleading’ Statements About Marijuana Tax Revenue and Teen Use in Colorado

Colorado legislators sent an email to leaders of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy on Monday citing statements made in ‘No on 205’ ads and providing government documents that clearly disprove them — the full letter is pasted below and the documents can be found at http://bit.ly/2eoYROw ‘No on 205’ ads say Colorado schools did not…

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Oscar-winning Actress Encourages Arizona Voters to Support Prop. 205

Susan Sarandon highlights the benefits of regulating and taxing marijuana in a phone message to voters — listen below or at https://youtu.be/nQey4RzF-og  PHOENIX — Arizona voters are receiving a phone message from Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon, encouraging them to “vote for taxing and regulating marijuana by voting ‘yes’ on Prop. 205.” The full message can be heard…

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Statewide Coalition of Doctors and Nurses Urges Arizonans to Vote ‘Yes’ on Prop. 205

Medical professionals stress the fact that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and say the state’s current prohibition policy is undermining public health and safety; doctors also support expanding legal access to marijuana for patients not covered by state’s medical marijuana law  Statements below from physicians in Phoenix and Tucson, including Dr. Tom Patterson, a…

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Faith Leaders Urge Arizonans to Vote ‘Yes’ on Prop. 205, Cite a ‘Moral Obligation to Support Change’ Because Current Marijuana Prohibition Laws ‘Cause Significant Harm to Individuals, Families, and Society’

More than 150,000 adults in Arizona have been arrested for marijuana possession since 2005, according to new FBI data latest state and federal crime reports; in Arizona, possession of any amount of marijuana is a FELONY punishable by up to two years in jail PHOENIX — A group of local faith leaders is urging Arizonans to…

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New Prop. 205 TV Ad Features Arizona Combat Veteran Making Emotional Plea on Behalf of Veterans and Others Who Experience Difficulty Accessing Medical Marijuana

In the ad — viewable below and at https://youtu.be/IfSdd2B5TwE — Marine veteran Bruce Laird, who suffers from PTSD, describes how he nearly committed suicide while using an assortment of medications prescribed by VA doctors, who are prohibited from recommending medical marijuana; ‘I turned to marijuana and it saved me,’ he says Statements below from Laird’s wife…

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