Proposition 207

marijuana, expungement, Maricopa County
May 31, 2023

Court paves way for expunging records for those selling small amounts of marijuana

The state Court of Appeals has opened the door for people convicted of selling small amounts of marijuana in Arizona to now qualify to have their records expunged.

Jul 16, 2021

Blackman prisoner release bill fails – again

There were plenty of issues taken up during the 171-day legislative session that ended June 30 that everyone knew would be contentious, even in January.

May 24, 2021

Bill to restrict marijuana advertising dies in Senate

State lawmakers refused Monday to place restrictions on advertising marijuana that don't exist for liquor and, to a great extent, for tobacco products.

Jan 22, 2021

Lawmaker wants 60% of voters to OK ballot measures

A Yuma Republican wants voters to make it more difficult for themselves to pass ballot propositions. Coming on the heels of a narrow victory for proponents of Proposition 208, a tax hike on the state’s richest people to pay for public education, Rep. Timothy Dunn, R-Yuma, filed HCR2016, which would require ballot measures to get […]

Jan 19, 2021

Recreational marijuana could be available within days

Arizona adults could be purchasing legal weed for recreational use by the end of the week.

Dec 28, 2020

Recreational marijuana OK a defining moment

For thousands of years cannabis has been used for food, fuel, fiber, medicine, spirituality/religion, health, and leisure. And now in Arizona we can appropriately call its use recreation. I, for one, believe that this expanded access to legal cannabis for responsible adult “recreational” use – by any definition – is healthy for our communities.

Dec 10, 2020

Prop. 207 brings expungement for some, why stop there?

The solution is evident – keep the momentum going and pass a more expansive expungement law in Arizona. My hope is that the Arizona Legislature thinks about these questions, listens to their constituents with the passage of this recent expungement law, and takes the role of forging a path to an attainable end for those who have made mistakes to redeem themselves and become more productive member[...]

Nov 12, 2020

Ducey loses big with Trump, taxes, legal pot

Republican Governor Doug Ducey was able to keep the Arizona Legislature red, but not everything worked out to his benefit, based on unofficial election results.

Oct 28, 2020

Legalizing marijuana use will create jobs and new revenue

Guest columnist Lisa James’ fear-mongering commentary October 26 on why Proposition 207 is losing support has little basis in reality.

Oct 27, 2020

Adult-use marijuana a failed policy, vote no on Prop 207

Only a few players, mainly large corporations, even some with investments from Big Tobacco, benefit from the commercialization of marijuana. By all other measures, it’s failed policy.

Oct 26, 2020

Here’s why Prop 207 is losing support

Prop 207 is not a moneymaker. It allocates no funds to k-12 education. It would bring more danger to our roads, harm to our kids, cost and headache to our employers, and Arizona’s Voter Protection Act would prevent lawmakers from fixing any problems that arise.

Oct 26, 2020

Legalized marijuana shrinks underground market

Arizona is on the verge of a tremendous victory for public safety. This election, voters will be asked whether to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults.