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PROPOSITION 205 DEFEATED

November 9, 2016

PHOENIX (Nov. 9) – Today, the No on Prop 205 Campaign Chair Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk released the following statement:  “We are beyond pleased with the results. The defeat of Proposition 205 helps to secure a safe and prosperous future for Arizona for many years to come. The true winners of this victory are […]

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CBS 5: Prop 205 Reduces penalties for volatile drug labs​

November 5, 2016

CBS 5 Arizona Kris Pickel Nov. 3, 2016 Proposition 205 does more than just legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona. One of the least-talked-about aspects is that it changes the law when it comes to a volatile type of drug lab surging in popularity. These illegal labs are showing up in neighborhoods across the Valley. According […]

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Friday Fact Check | November 4

November 4, 2016

Special interests behind Prop 205 have all the answers but rarely do we get the facts. They’re spending millions to make Arizonans believe that Prop 205 would be a cash cow for our schools. In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding recreational marijuana, No on Prop 205 will issue a weekly fact-check […]

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Tucson Border Patrol Local Union Opposes Prop 205

PHOENIX (Nov. 4) – Today the Local 2544 Border Patrol Union, representing Tucson Border Patrol agents, released a statement endorsing the No on Prop 205 campaign. Local President Art del Cueto cites increased cartel activity and marijuana-related crime as some of the many reasons to oppose Prop 205 in the following statement:  “Border Patrol agents […]

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WSJ: The costs so far from marijuana legalization are higher than advertised​

November 3, 2016

The Wall Street Journal Nov. 2, 2016 Marijuana is now legal in 25 states for medicinal purposes and in four for recreational use. Voters in another five have a chance on Nov. 8 to legalize the retail consumption of pot, but the evidence rolling in from these real-time experiments should give voters pause to consider […]

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Over 100 Local Officials​ Across Arizona Oppose Prop 205

PHOENIX – The list of Arizona leaders opposing Prop 205 continues to grow, as several current and former local elected officials today announced their formal opposition to Prop 205. The following individuals join a broad, bipartisan coalition of elected officials including members of Congress, state legislators, county supervisors, mayors, and city council members urging Arizonans […]

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No Prop 205 Hosts Press Conference with Leading Law Enforcement Officials in Southern Arizona

November 2, 2016

PHOENIX (Nov 2) – The No on Prop 205 campaign today hosted a press conference in Tucson with leading law enforcement officials to highlight the dangers marijuana legalization poses to Arizona’s public safety. Speakers also discussed the increased black market activity in Colorado. Officials had the following concerns to share about Prop 205’s impact on […]

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The Salvation Army Opposes Proposition 205​

November 1, 2016

‘Proposition 205 and the expansion of marijuana use and availability will be harmful to the State of Arizona’ PHOENIX (Nov 1) – Today, the Salvation Army announced its opposition to Proposition 205, citing the damaging effects of marijuana on the homeless population and of marijuana edibles. The Salvation Army operates 7,546 centers in communities across […]

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MUST WATCH: CBS ’60 Minutes’ Covers the Colorado Disaster

Segment Reinforces Windfall of Unintended Consequences and Importance of Defeating Prop 205 PHOENIX (Nov. 1) – Sunday night, CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ ran a story, “The Pot Vote,” highlighting the devastating public health and safety impacts on Colorado since the legalization of recreational marijuana. The segment – which features the firsthand experiences and expertise of doctors, law enforcement, and prevention advocates, and CO […]

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No on Prop 205 Responds to Politically-Charged Letter from CO Legislators

October 31, 2016

Phoenix (Oct 31) – The No on Prop 205 campaign this afternoon responded to a letter from three Colorado lawmakers asking the campaign to take down ads that expose the education funding lies behind legalized recreational marijuana, as well as highlight the sharp rise in teen pot use in CO since its passage. “It’s not surprising […]

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