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Arizona's Adult Use Legalization Bill Looks to Perpetuate Cronyism in Marijuana Business Licensing

Updated: Sep 11, 2020

Economic Liberty and Consumer Trust Concerns and with Arizona’s Proposition 207 for Prompts Concern from the Cannabis Consumers Coalition

The Cannabis Consumers Coalition this week published "Legal Marijuana Business Ownership for Me but Not for Thee: Economic Liberty Concerns with Arizona’s Proposition 207 for Marijuana Legalization" an analysis of restrictive licensing proposals in Arizona's Proposition 207, which puts an adult-use marijuana legalization question before Arizona voters in November 2020. This is the first in a series of reports the CCC will publish on restrictive state licensing regimes.

Executive Summary
A July 8, 2020 poll by OH Prediction Insights shows that Arizonans back legal marijuana by a 62% supermajority . However, the likely vehicle for accomplishing this aim, Proposition 207, which will be on the November 3, 2020 general election ballot, includes a number of provisions restricting ordinary entrepreneurs from being awarded commercial marijuana licenses at a time where “social equity” or “equal opportunity” in cannabis is beginning to receive interest.

The full paper can be found here:

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