Arizona voters won't be deciding on whether to legalize marijuana this year.
It's not the most surprising result, but the group that had been gathering petition signatures, Safer Arizona, released a statement on its Facebook page marking the end of the group's effort.
The initiative wasn't seriously funded -- according to the Facebook post, they only raised "a few thousand dollars" -- which is kind of step one for these things.
The group is gearing up for 2016, when the marijuana-legalization effort in Arizona will get some serious help.
The national Marijuana Policy Project plans to work to get marijuana-legalization measures passed in 10 states, including Arizona. They'll need to collect more than a quarter-million signatures just to get it on the ballot.
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In addition to these ballot petitions, Democrats at the state Legislature proposed both marijuana legalization and decriminalization bills this past year, although they didn't make it far.
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