Ariz. Judge Tosses Challenge To Legal Pot Ballot Initiative

Law360 (August 10, 2020, 6:39 PM EDT) -- An Arizona judge denied a bid to block from the November ballot an initiative that would ask voters to legalize and tax recreational marijuana, saying its summary wasn't misleading and succinctly informed the public of the petition's intent.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James D. Smith on Friday refused to bar the question from qualifying for the Nov. 3 ballot, saying the residents who opposed the initiative made policy arguments against it rather than proving the 100-word summary was misleading.

The opponents claimed the summary that petition circulators used while gathering signatures misrepresented or ignored a host of the measure's provisions, but...

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