It’s been widely publicized that recreational marijuana legalization initiatives will likely be on the ballot in Arizona in 2016. The primary force behind drafting and introducing the initiative initially has been MPP – the Marijuana Policy Project, a marijuana advocacy group based in Washington DC – who’s stated, primary focus is to remove criminal penalties for marijuana use.MPP had been working with key Arizona groups with similar beliefs to draft language and submit an initiative. When the initiative was finally drafted and submitted to the secretary of state, much of the key language most important to the group representing the people of Arizona was left out according to Jason Medar of Arizonans For Mindful Regulation, a newly formed group made up of individuals who were formerly working alongside MPP and who are now drafting and submitting its own initiative.
As has been reported there are now two main initiatives being introduced – one from Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project, and the other from Arizonans For Mindful Regulation. Jason Medar the campaign manager for Arizonans For Mindful Regulation recently sat down with WeediaBuzz.com to help shed some light and bring some clarity to what’s going on with these two initiatives.