Arizona appeared to be on the way to rejecting marijuana legalization in early returns.
At midnight MST Wednesday, Arizona’s Secretary of State results showed recreational measure Proposition 205 down, with 907,564 votes against, or 52 percent, and 831,658 votes in favor, or 48 percent, with 80.7 percent of precincts reporting.
Prop. 205 would have permitted adults to carry up to an ounce, grow up to six plants and consume marijuana in non-public spaces. Retail marijuana sales would have a 15 percent tax imposed.
In the weeks gearing up to Election Day, polls indicated the measure would be a toss-up, and it had faced an opposition campaign that used Colorado politicians speaking out against legalization. The opposition also received some hefty donations in the home stretch before voting, including a $1 million contribution from independent tire retailer Discount Tire Co. and a $500,000 donation from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.
Original Article via TheCannabist