Proposition 203 was the fourth time that voters in the state of Arizona got the chance to vote yes or no on a medical marijuana ballot that allows patients safe access to the drug in serious life or death situations. If you would like to support this legalization initiative and other future ones within these borders then you should definitely get in touch with us today, and we will put you in touch with someone who has more insight on this topic and can help get you situated in your daily life.
Arizona’s medical marijuana initiative does the following:
- Allows terminally and seriously ill patients who find relief from marijuana to use it with their doctors’ approval.
- Protects seriously ill patients from arrest and prosecution for the simple act of taking their doctor-recommended medicine.
- Permits qualifying patients or their caregivers to legally purchase their medicine from tightly regulated clinics, as they would any other medicine—so they need not purchase it from the criminal market.
- Permits qualifying patients or their caregivers to cultivate their own marijuana for medical use if a regulated medical marijuana clinic is not located within 25 miles of the qualifying patient.
- Creates registry identification cards, so that law enforcement officials could easily tell who was a registered patient, and establish penalties for false statements and fraudulent ID cards.
- Allows patients and their caregivers who are arrested to discuss their medical use in court.
- Keeps commonsense restrictions on the medical use of marijuana, including prohibitions on public use of marijuana and driving under the influence of marijuana.