Opponents of a measure to legalize medical marijuana in Arizona saw their advantage grow slightly Saturday as election officials continue to count ballots.
Proposition 203 was failing by more than 5,500 votes out of nearly 1.5 million counted. Opponents’ advantage had grown by 335 votes from Friday night to Saturday night.
Thousands of early ballots and provisional remain to be counted across the state.
An estimate on those totals wasn’t immediately available Saturday night.
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.