Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Chair JP Holyoak Summarizes Initiative: VIDEO

WeediaBuzz has been covering the initiatives being introduced to legalize marijuana here in Arizona. Last week we spoke with Jason Medar, Chairman of the Arizonans For Mindful Regulation, who explained their primary objectives are focused more on broader decriminalization combined with taxation and regulation.

We recently sat down with JP Holyoak, the campaign chairman for the Marijuana Policy Project sponsored – Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, who’s primary focus centers around taxation and regulation while decriminalization occurs on a more limited basis.

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WeediaBuzz will continue to cover the progress of these initiatives and we will also be providing more in depth reporting about history and facts surrounding this critical issue. Be sure to check back regularly to stay up on the latest developments.

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3 Comments on "Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Chair JP Holyoak Summarizes Initiative: VIDEO"

  1. Very good interview. Mr Holyoak’s personal account and history for the medicinal components of cannabis speak well to the movement. The additional benefits that Holyoak is bringing to the movement is his overall presentation skills and appearance.

    I truly wish that the two opposing bills could find common ground and consolidate.

  2. Tim O'Connor | June 21, 2015 at 2:50 pm | Reply

    I watched this video and the one with Jason Medar back to back. I found it curious that you didn’t ask about the competing initiative and, in particular the reasons that they dropped the citizen initiatives. If he chose not to answer he could have done so, but it should have been asked.
    My impression also is that JP is protecting his market by limiting the number of dispensaries.
    Finally, questioning the lack of decriminalization measures was a pertinent question that was passed over. I hope you take the opportunity to do a more complete interview as the campaigns progress.

    • Will Snyder, Publisher | June 28, 2015 at 11:30 am | Reply

      Thank you for your comments… Questions about competing initiatives and decriminalization were asked extensively at the onset, nearly ending the interview before it got started. Mr Holyoak was clearly most focused on talking about the specifics of the RMLA initiative and, frankly, I don’t think he had much of a position either way on decriminalization or the AZFML initiative. I agree with you – deeper discussions about decriminalization are important to help the folks understand each sides position. We would have preferred a more comprehensive dialogue on it, as well as some perspective on competing initiatives. In fact we pushed pretty hard for it. But it was out of our control. Thank you again for reaching out.

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