Burning debate: How would legalizing marijuana affect Arizona?
PHOENIX — There are two propositions on the 2016 ballot in Arizona, but one is generating a lot more debate than the other.
Proposition 205 would essentially legalize marijuana in the state, in theory turning the drug into a financial resource for Arizona schools through taxation.
But the initiative is divisive. Proponents of the measure say it will take selling power away from the Mexican drug cartels and other criminals while boosting school funding. Opponents argue it won’t deliver on its financial promises and could create a more dangerous situation for Arizona drivers and families.
Recently, Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Chairman J.P. Holyoaks and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who is against legalized marijuana, joined KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes to discuss Prop. 205.
Both Holyoaks and Montgomery had a discussion with Bruce and Pamela about the measure, then sat down for a roundtable discussion….
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