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.
First the two organizations.
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
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.
Click the link to read the whole initiative at the county records site.
Legal Possession Limits
Each initiative has a legal amount a person will be able to posses.
Legal Possession Limit is 1 ounce of marijuana and 5 grams of concentrates.
Legal Possession Limit is 1 ounce of marijuana and 1 ounce of concentrates.
Allowed to Grow
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.
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.
Arizona Medical Marijuana Program
They will replace it with the Department of Marijuana License and Control.
Keeps AZDHS in place.
Number of Retail Licenses that will sell Marijuana
(Max. amounts shown, and current number of dispensaries as of 5/15/15 92)
160 – 10% of alcohol license in the state.
1600 – same amount as alcohol licenses in the state
(1600 current liquor license in the State of Arizona)
TAX – Marijuana Retail Tax
Possession & Penalties
Marijuana – More than 1 ounce is a petty offense. More than 2 1/2 ounces is a Felony.
Concentrates – More than 5 grams is a Class 4 Felony
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.
Possession For Sale
Possession for sale of any amount if a Class 4 Felony.
Possession to sell under 8 ounces is a Misdemeanor.
Other Big Differences in the Initiatives
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.
Can not smoke marijuana at work, employer right
Protection of Your Rights
If you are accused of a marijuana related crime.
You LOSE your Protective Right as soon as you are accused of a marijuana related crime.
You KEEP your Protective Rights if you are accused of a marijuana related crime.
Post Convention Relief
NO Protective Rights of a Raid and Search Post Convention Relief
Protective Rights for of a Raid and Search Post Convention Relief
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.
State IS ALLOWED to regulate marijuana accessories
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.