Thursday, May 5, 2016

Citizens Speak Out Against Recreational Marijuana

Arizonans For Responsible Drug Policy today released a video with testimonial from citizen activists speaking out against the legalization of recreational marijuana.

The video discusses the potential harms and risks Arizona’s youths could face if marijuana became available for recreational purposes.

“The main focus for me is the kids,” said Moses Sanchez, governing board member of the Tempe Union High School District and longtime Arizona activist. “If we allow the recreational use of marijuana, are we going to be ok with allowing our children to use marijuana?”

“The initiative says it will be legal for people 21 years and older…The idea that you can limit it to people who are of a certain age and up, we already know that’s not true,” Jeni White, citizen activist, said.
“The impact on our society far outweighs any benefit that we can have by legalizing something like this,” said Dave Cooke, local business owner.

These activists join a vast line-up of city, state and national leaders who oppose recreational marijuana legalization. They include: 45 Arizona city and municipal leaders; four former Arizona state superintendents; the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the American Medical Association; the American Academy of Pediatrics; the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; the American Cancer Society; and as a recent poll shows, a majority of Arizona voters.

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