The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is offering an anti-cannabis workshop next month with prohibitionist county attorneys Bill Montgomery and Sheila Polk to help “sound the alarm” on a proposed legalization initiative.
The Chamber will offer the March 2, invite-only workshop to corporate legal advisers, human-resources professionals, risk managers, and compliance officers.
Made up of representatives from the cream of Arizona’s business community, the high-powered group came out against the planned initiative in June and donated $10,000 to an opposing group in December.
The primary legalization proposal, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Arizona, is expected to achieve enough valid signatures to make the November ballot. Leaders of a second, scrappier legalization campaign, Arizonans for Mindful Regulation, haven’t given up on their desire to put a more liberal option before voters. [Read more at Phoenix New Times]