Offer Your Discuss the 2020 AZ Cannabis Legalization Effort Here
October 31, 2019 by erfa5t8
The Smart & Safe Arizona Act effort, which is attempting to legislate recreational cannabis usage for adults 21 and older( scroll down for some crucial facts), will likely get enough signatures to get onto the November 2020 tallies in Arizona. This will allow Arizona voters to choose if cannabis gets legislated for adult-use.
We want to know Arizonans’ position on the initiative; Whether you will be choosing or versus it and why.
Leave your remarks here:
Key facts about the effort:
1. Anyone 21 or older would have the ability to have 1 ounce of marijuana with no more than 5 grams of it being marijuana focuses (extracts).2.
Home growing limited to 6 plants at an individual’s main house and 12 plants at a residence where 2 or more people who are at least 21 years of ages reside at one time.3.
Arizona’s Department of Health Services (ADHS), which controls the state’s existing medical marijuana program, would have to establish recreational marijuana rules on or before June 1, 2021.4.
A 16% excise tax (the same as cigarettes and alcohol) would be put on leisure cannabis products. Cash from the excise tax would money numerous state companies and be dispersed between neighborhood college districts, authorities and fire departments, and the Highway User fund.5. Marijuana use would stay prohibited in public locations (restaurants, parks, sidewalks, etc). Transgressors are guilty of a minor offense.6.
No cannabis products might be sold that imitate brands marketed to children or appear like people, animals, bugs, fruits, toys or cartoons.7.
Marijuana edibles will be limited to a maximum of 10mg of THC per edible, and limited to an optimum of 100mg of THC per bundle of edibles.8.
Employers have the right to maintain a drug- and alcohol-free workplace.9.
Driving, flying or boating impaired to even the slightest degree by cannabis would stay prohibited (i.e., zero tolerance guideline).10.
Marijuana screening facilities will evaluate cannabis for hazardous impurities (i.e., pesticides, molds, etc).11.
” Qualified early applicants” (credentials are currently undetermined) can make an application for a recreational dispensary license (approx. 145 licenses will be offered) with the DHS. Any staying or extra licenses will be provided by random selection.12.
The DHS might issue a marijuana establishment license (leisure marijuana dispensary license) to no greater than 2 leisure dispensaries per county that contains no medical marijuana dispensaries, or one recreational dispensary license per county that contains one medical cannabis dispensary (the DHS will accept applications from Jan 19, 2021– Mar 9, 2021).13.
On or before April 5, 2021, medical cannabis dispensaries will be able to sell leisure marijuana to grownups until the DHS concerns licenses for leisure dispensaries.14.
Medical marijuana dispensaries that acquire a recreational cannabis dispensary license( s) might operate both entities in the same/shared area.15.
Possessing more than one ounce however less than 2.5 ounces would be a minor offense. Minors captured with less than one ounce would get up to a $100 fine and 4 hours of drug therapy for a very first offense. A second offense would be up to a $100 fine and eight hours of drug therapy. A 3rd offense would be a Class 1 misdemeanor.16.
Smoking cigarettes in a public location would be a minor offense.17.
On or after Jan 1, 2023, the DHS can embrace guidelines to permit leisure cannabis shipments.18.
Starting on July 12, 2021, people convicted formerly of possessing less than an ounce of cannabis or 6 or less plants or stuff can petition to have the record expunged.
View the Smart and Safe Arizona Act.
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