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Backers to revise Arizona marijuana measure after review

Posted at 11:25 AM, Sep 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-14 14:25:54-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Supporters of an Arizona measure to legalize marijuana for people 21 and older are making changes to their initiative.

The Arizona Republic reports that the backers filed the 16-page "Smart and Safe Arizona Act" proposal with the state in early August and opted for a review by a legislative committee whose nonpartisan staff assists with drafting bills.

Many of the suggestions from the committee are grammatical, but the staff also noted that while the measure proposes fines for violations of the act, there's no provision specifying where money from those penalties should go.

A spokeswoman for the group behind the measure called that a "great catch."

The backers plan to file the new version and then collect enough voter signatures to qualify the measure for the state's 2020 general election ballot.