In Arizona there are 2 main groups working to change the marijuana laws in Arizona. Both groups, Arizonans for Mindful Regulation -AZFMR and the Marijuana Policy Project – MPP need to collect over 150,00 signatures by next July 2016 to get a spot on the 2016 ballot.. The MPP is a corporate, non profit based out of Washington DC and the AZFMR are citizens, businesses, and organizations from Arizona.
Local activist groups CAMP 420, Safer Arizona and Phoenix Cannabis Coalition and others are supporting AZFMR as it ‘s initiative will regulate marijuana and decriminalize marijuana to ensure that ordinary people will no longer go to jail for marijuana possession. The MPP’s initiative is an incremental form of regulation that only makes possession of 1 ounce of marijuana legal while amounts beyond 2.5 ounce reverts to the SAME FELONY CHARGES with NO protection from mandatory prison time. Similar to bating and trapping prey for a hunt, the felony charges in MPPs initiative will NOT remove incentives to actively hunt down marijuana users and put them in jail. MPPs initiative an could potentially increase arrests and expand the Arizona prison industrial complex.
Tensions are high in the local cannabis community. Sorry, couldn’t help the pun.
Below is a link to a comparison chart of the AZFMR VS MPP and links to the language of both initiatives.
Decide for yourself. Then donate to AZFMR! Please and Thank You! CAMP 420