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Could Donald Trump Be a Game Changer For Marijuana Legalization in Arizona?

Surveys of Arizona voters in recent months showed that a measure to legalize marijuana for all adults 21 and older — likely to materialize on this November’s ballot — could use some help.

Donald Trump to the rescue?

Possibly.

Now that Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee, supporters of marijuana legalization are forced to contemplate what a Trump presidency could mean for their movement. Trump’s statements about legalization have caused some cannabis advocates to view him as a better choice than social conservative Ted Cruz, who dropped out of the race this week.

Whatever Trump’s position, simply having his name on the Arizona ballot could be a game changer for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol citizens’ initiative.

The CRMLA, sponsored by the national Marijuana Policy Project and local medical-marijuana dispensaries, aims to end zero-tolerance, felony prohibition in Arizona by making personal amounts of marijuana legal and setting up a limited number of Colorado-style cannabis retail stores. [Read more at Phoenix New Times]

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