Saturday, November 13, 2010

AZ IF?! MEDICINAL MARIJUANA VOTE COUNT LOOKS GOOD IN ARIZONA

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Dear Rachel:
Monumental news — we've won!

Although there are still about 10,000 votes left to
be counted, our lead of more than 4,000 votes
makes us 100 percent confident in announcing…

Arizona is now the 15th medical marijuana 
state!

This fall, more than 1.7 million Arizona voters
mailed in ballots and turned out to support
Proposition 203, a ballot initiative that would end
the arrest and imprisonment of patients for
following their doctor's advice. While it seemed as
if the initiative had fallen short on election night,
it garnered enough support from late mail-in
votes and provisional ballots to produce a victory!
This is a historic day for Arizonans, who have
made a significant contribution toward ending
marijuana prohibition in this country.

But this is also a time to give thanks to the
people outside of Arizona who made this
victory possible. Only through the generous 
donations of our members was MPP able put 
over half-a-million dollars worth of resources 
into helping Prop. 203 succeed.

People across the country gave money to support
an initiative that may never directly affect them
because they know that attacking marijuana
prohibition on every front is crucial to the
long-term success of our movement. Thanks to
those donors, MPP was able to do things like
draft the initiative, pay for the signature drive to
place Prop. 203 on the ballot, put consultants on
the ground, and much, much more!

While great news, this isn't unexpected.
MPP has been primarily responsible
— through lobbying and ballot initiatives — 
for enacting five out of the last seven state 
medical marijuana laws!

Arizona is not the finish line in the race to end
marijuana prohibition but a milestone toward it.
Of MPP's 31,000 members, only 5,829 have donated this year.  Please, if you have not yet given to MPP this year, consider donating today so that we can continue our work to end marijuana prohibition.  Today Arizona, tomorrow the nation.

Sincerely,

Rob Kampia signature (master)

Rob Kampia
Executive Director
Marijuana Policy Project
Washington, D.C.

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