Update: HB 2003 was not given consideration before the Arizona Legislative Crossover date therefore will not be voted on this year.
Arizona Representative Mark Cardenas has introduced legislation to permit the cultivation and retail sale of marijuana for adults.
House Bill 2003 would regulate the commercial cultivation and retail sale of marijuana to adults over the age of 21. The measures also permit individuals to cultivate marijuana for their own personal use.
Arizona’s penalties pertaining to the possession and/or sale of cannabis are among the toughest in the nation. Under present law, marijuana possession is classified as a felony, punishable by up to two years in jail.
Arizona is one of a growing number of states where lawmakers are considering regulating cannabis for adults. NORML will continue to update you in the coming weeks as this proposal moves forward. For more information on legislative efforts in Arizona, please contact Arizona NORML here.
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