Arizona's medical marijuana measure still losing

BY: The Associated Press

Published: November 9, 2010 at 6:43 am

Allan Sobol, operations manager at Marijuana Marketing Strategies, LLC, who runs the Medical Marijuana Dispensary that would open if Prop 203 passes, stands in his store while holding up replica samples of marijuana Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, in Phoenix.  Proponents of medical marijuana use in Arizona will have to wait a little longer to see if voters rejected their proposed law allowing its use.  Proposition 203 was still too close for a race call by The Associated Press at midday Wednesday.  It was failing by 6,869 votes out of more than 1.3 million votes cast. The proposal narrowed its deficit by more than 300 votes overnight. (AP Photo/Ross D. Frankin)

Allan Sobol, operations manager at Marijuana Marketing Strategies, LLC, who runs the Medical Marijuana Dispensary that would open if Prop 203 passes, stands in his store while holding up replica samples of marijuana Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, in Phoenix. Proponents of medical marijuana use in Arizona will have to wait a little longer to see if voters rejected their proposed law allowing its use. Proposition 203 was still too close for a race call by The Associated Press at midday Wednesday. It was failing by 6,869 votes out of more than 1.3 million votes cast. The proposal narrowed its deficit by more than 300 votes overnight. (AP Photo/Ross D. Frankin)

Opponents of a measure to legalize medical marijuana in Arizona have seen their advantage shrink as election officials continue to count ballots.

As of Monday night, Proposition 203 is failing by about 3,500 votes out of more than 1.56 million votes counted.

The measure was losing by about 6,500 votes Monday afternoon before more updated totals were posted. However, thousands of early ballots and provisional ballots remain to be counted across the state and the initiative remains too close to be called by The Associated Press.

Medical marijuana proposals in 1996 and 1998 were approved but they never took effect. A more sweeping 2002 proposal lost.

This proposal would allow the use of the drug only for serious diseases including cancer.


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15 Responses to “Arizona's medical marijuana measure still losing”

  1. dorothy j. hackney Says:

    Still hoping it will pass. Pot is not near as dangerous as cig’s and alcohol…and not near as adicting with the medical side affects.

  2. ProfessorRico Says:

    Many mainstream websites are already calling the prop defeated; this and a handful of honest sites are the only ones even mentioning the continuing count of ballots.

    Where can we find real, factual, direct data from the counting agency??

    Considering that Arizona voters have passed this measure twice already, only to have it overturned, and poll heavily in favor of it…let’s hope that our “leaders” actually hear us this time.

    Just say no to ballot fraud.

  3. dorothy j. hackney Says:

    I’ll say it again….pot is healthier than tobaco or alchohol….Still hoping we can pass the law to have pot legal.

  4. malcolm kyle Says:

    Have you ever watched the drug war clock as it ticks away all our hard earned tax dollars? http://www.drugsense.org/wodclock.htm

    Alcohol prohibition in the US run from 1919 to 1933 – Now google ‘The Great Wall Street Crash’ and see when that happened!

    During alcohol prohibition, all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals. Young men died every day on inner-city streets while battling over turf. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have gone on treatment. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally the economy collapsed. Sound familiar?

    http://1929crash.com/

    If you have liberty then expect prosperity, but there’s most definitely no chance of prosperity without liberty.

    To support prohibition you have to be either ignorant, stupid, brainwashed, insane or corrupt.

  5. Dave Says:

    It will never pass. The government will see to that… They make too much off of it being illegal…. They would rather make every user a criminal and give power to the black market, not to mention keep law enforcement spread thin…

  6. Monty Says:

    You guys can find the election results for Prop 203 here…it is updated constantly (even seen it update in the middle of the night and on the weekend)….

    http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/22333/39969/en/summary.html

    To make life easier on you, click Customize my Search, deselect all the stuff you don’t want and only select Prop 203 (unless you don’t mind doing endless scrolling).

  7. Pete Says:

    I personally know someone with mixed connective tissue disease and join problems and her stomach can’t tolerate pain pills any more… she’s got an ulcer now and she doesn’t want to get into addictive narcotic meds. She has to use nasty pesticided mexican brick week because it’s all that she can find. From what I read the potential mold from being grown by criminals, herbicides, etc are bad for you even if you vaporize it and she might just move to CA or CO to get some quality medicine. Why support the violent cartels and force people to put up with crappy product when we can just open a few dispensaries.

  8. krsaz Says:

    I blame the tea party conservatives, they want every thing they consider “immoral” to be stopped. Prohibition doesn’t work people.

  9. Monty Says:

    I couldn’t agree more. I just don’t get why people who never would use marijuana are selfish to the point of not caring about other peoples’ pain. If taking a dump on their head made them feel better, I’d say go for it! I don’t use it myself – I have no need to. But have tried it and it’s NOT bad at all. You certainly do not get angry and beat anyone up, that’s for sure. GO PROP 203!!!!!

  10. Big Buddha Says:

    For the best updating on the continuing count of votes as we go through the last of the ballots I would check out azsos.gov look in the upper right hand corner of the page and the links will direct you.

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  14. Arizona Dispensary Says:

    203 has passed, but where do we go from here? They have 120 days to make reasonable legislation. Do you think it’s possible?

    Jason

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