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Community Chatter: Should recreational marijuana be legalized in Arizona?

On the voting ballot this November is Arizona Proposition 205, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, which would allow adults in Arizona to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants on their private property.

Related column: Why we should defend our right to light. 

If the proposition passes, Arizona would join Colorado, Oregon and Washington in allowing recreational marijuana use within its’ borders. The proposition made its way to the November ballot with petitioners collecting a quarter-million registered voter signatures earlier this year.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry dismissed a lawsuit against the proposition in mid August. The lawsuit was brought by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a group of Arizona residents that included two Arizona county attorneys. The Daily Wildcat spoke with six students on the campus mall this week about their opinion on Prop 205.

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