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CNDP October 2016 Newsletter #2
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Clergy Voices on Marijuana

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Initiatives to tax and regulate marijuana are on the ballot in five states – California, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada on November 8. In this issue, we describe how clergy have made their voices heard in support of Proposition 205 in Arizona. We also provide preliminary findings on the first two years of legalization in Colorado and Washington, two of the four states, along with Oregon, and Alaska where marijuana legalization is already in place.


Rev. Alexander E. Sharp, 
Executive Director, Clergy for a New Drug Policy
Prop  205 in Arizona

I spent three days in Arizona last week supporting the ballot initiative to tax and regulate marijuana there.  Arizona is one of five states where voters will consider similar measures on November 8.  What happens in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, along with Arizona could tip the balance toward marijuana legalization for the entire nation. 

The Arizona initiative really matters to many people.  Possession of any amount of marijuana is a felony under state law with a penalty of up to two years in jail and a fine of up to $150,000. There have been over 150,000 arrests for adult marijuana possession in Arizona over the past ten years.  Minorities are two and one-half times more likely to be arrested.

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CO & WA: "So Far, So Good"
As five states consider ballot initiatives on November 8 to tax and regulate marijuana, it is timely to look at the experience of other states. The just-released Drug Policy Alliance’s report “So Far, So Good” includes findings of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington over the past two years. Teen use has not increased, marijuana arrests are down, road safety has not been imperiled, and jobs and significant tax revenue have been generated. All data sources are cited in the full report.
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