Arizona group modifying recreational marijuana legalization measure

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A group pushing to legalize adult-use cannabis in Arizona plans to refile its proposed voter initiative with some changes later this month in response to a legislative committee review.

It doesn’t appear the changes will be substantial, according to the Arizona Republic, but they are being made partly to ensure the ballot measure addresses potential issues.

The measure would enable mostly existing medical marijuana operators to sell recreational cannabis, the newspaper reported.

Adult-use cannabis sales would be taxed at 16% above typical sales tax rates.

Backers must collect at least 237,645 signatures from registered voters by July 2020 to qualify for the ballot.

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