Arizona Recreational Marijuana Initiative Comparison

AZFMR vs MPP

We have put together a side by side Infographic for Arizona Recreational Marijuana Initiative.  Lets go over each one to get a better idea of what each Arizona Recreational Marijuana Initiative will create if passed.

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First the two organizations.

 

marijuana policy project arizona

 

 

MPP

Marijuana Policy Project

 

 

MPP is Marijuana Policy Project they have written many laws for states across the United States, most of them good legislation.    Where they have initiative that are written to get put on the ballot for the legalization of Medical and Recreational Marijuana.

 

 

arizona for mindful regulation

 

 

 

AZFMR

Arizona for Mindful Regulation

 

 

 

This organization was setup by a group of Arizona MMJ patients that was informed of the initiative and the negative effects it had towards a lot of aspects of the initiative that they believe would not be beneficial for Arizona, its push forward towards recreational marijuana and its medical marijuana program.  They drafted up an initiative and gathered enough votes to be on the ballot.

 

 

 

arizona mpp cs azfmr

Initiative Numbers

Click the link to read the whole initiative at the county records site.

MPP 

 

AZFMR 

 

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 Legal Possession Limits

Each initiative has a legal amount a person will be able to posses.

MPP

Legal Possession Limit is 1 ounce of marijuana and 5 grams of concentrates.

AZFMR

Legal Possession Limit is 1  ounce of marijuana and 1 ounce of concentrates.

 

legal amount to grow

 

 

Allowed to Grow

MPP –

6 Plants per adult.  The State of Arizona, City, County or Municipal CAN PROHIBIT Home Growing.   If they feel it is a nuisance or dangerous.  Locations may enact zoning regulations for marijuana establishments and they can limit the amount of marijuana establishments.

 

AZFMR-

12 Plants per adult.  The State of Arizona, City, County or Municipal CAN NOT PROHIBIT Home Growing.   If they feel it is a nuisance or dangerous.  Locations may enact zoning regulations for marijuana establishments and they can limit the amount of marijuana establishments.

 

compare azdhs mpp and azfmr

 

 

 

Arizona Medical Marijuana Program

MPP

They will replace it with the Department of Marijuana License and Control.

AZFMR

Keeps AZDHS in place.

azfmr and mpp number of dispesnaries

Number of Retail Licenses that will sell Marijuana

(Max. amounts shown, and current number of dispensaries as of 5/15/15 92)

MPP

160 – 10% of alcohol license in the state.

AZFMR

1600 – same amount as alcohol licenses in the state

(1600 current liquor license in the State of Arizona)

azfmr vs mpp marijuana taxes

TAX – Marijuana Retail Tax

MPP

15%

 

AZFMR

10%

 

azfmr vs mpp penalties

 

 

 

 

Possession & Penalties

 

MPP

Marijuana РMore than 1 ounce is a petty offense.  More than 2 1/2 ounces is a Felony.

 

Concentrates РMore than 5 grams is a Class 4 Felony

 

AZFMR

Marijuana –¬†More than 1 ounces Petty Offense. ¬†More than 2 1/2 ounces is a Misdemeanor.

 

Concentrates – More than 1 ounces but less than 2 1/2 ounces is a Petty Offense.

 

azfmr vs mpp possession to sell

Possession For Sale

 

MPP

Possession for sale of any amount if a Class 4 Felony.

 

AZFMR

Possession to sell under 8 ounces is a Misdemeanor.

 

Other Big Differences in the Initiatives

 

 

marijuana at work mpp vs azfmr

Work

MPP

CAN NOT smoke marijuana at Work or at HOME.  Employer Right.  The employer has the right to forbid you from smoking marijuana after you leave work, at your home.

 

AZFMR

Can not smoke marijuana at work, employer right

 

azfmr vs mpp protective rights

Protection of Your Rights

If you are accused of a marijuana related crime. 

 

MPP

You LOSE your Protective Right as soon as you are accused of a marijuana related crime.

 

AZMFR

You KEEP your Protective Rights if you are accused of a marijuana related crime.

 

mpp vs azfmr post conviction rights

Post Convention Relief

Protective Rights

 

MPP

NO Protective Rights  of a Raid and Search Post Convention Relief

 

AZFMR

Protective Rights for of a Raid and Search Post Convention Relief

 

mpp vs azfmr regulate marijuana accessories

 

Regulate Marijuana Accessories

If you want to sell anything in this new industry here is what the state will want you to do under each initiative.  This is for bong, grow equipment, pipes anything marijuana related.

 

MPP

State IS ALLOWED to regulate marijuana accessories

 

AZFMR

State NOT ALLOWED to regulate marijuana accessories

 

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Here is the a Side by Side Comparison between the Initiatives for Recreational Marijuana in Arizona.

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