Pro-legalization activists in Arizona and Nebraska have submitted enough signatures to qualify their initiatives, respectively for adult and medical use, for the next November vote. Signatures must now be verified by the respective Secretariats of States.
In the state of Grand Canyon, supporters of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act planned to submit more than 400,000 signatures to the office of the secretary of state, far more than the 238,000 required to qualify the measure for this fall's poll. If passed, the measure would legalize cannabis for adults and create a legal framework to regulate and tax the production and commercial sale of cannabis.
Stacy Pearson, spokesperson for the Arizona Smart and Safe campaign, told local media last week that the group was excited about its prospects for success.
"Our signature collection went well," said Pearson. “We are in a position to believe that the initiative will be admissible. "
In a recent poll , 65% of Arizonans said they would likely or definitely vote in favor of the measure. The medical use of cannabis was legalized in 2010 in Arizona.