House Concurrent Resolution 2037 ( HCR 2037), sponsored by Tucson’s Rep. Todd Clodfelter and Maricopa’s Rep. Mark Cardenas, hopes to let Arizona voters choose in November on legalizing recreational cannabis in the state. It now needs passage by the Arizona House and Senate prior to it can be seen on November ballots.
If the resolution passes, adults over the age 21 could lawfully have an ounce of cannabis and grow up to 6 plants in the house, inning accordance with KTAR News. Plants grown in the house would have to remain out of public view. Cigarette smoking in public places would stay banned.
Clodfelter thinks it is inevitable that leisure cannabis will be legalized in Arizona. “Be in front of it, not behind it,” he told KVOA. “It’s all being the leaders we were elected to be and interacting for the benefit of the neighborhood and the advantage of the state.”
The resolution permits each city and town in Arizona to prohibit the sale of recreational cannabis. Employers would have the power to prohibit staff member usage of the drug.
The current medical cannabis program in Arizona would stay undamaged.
A couple initiatives to legalize leisure cannabis will likely appear Arizona’s tallies this November.