State Representative John Kavanagh Wants Voters to Repeal State's Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Act

Apparently fresh out of a screening of Reefer Madness, Republican state Representative John Kavanagh wants voters to now vote to repeal Arizona's medical-marijuana law, which voters approved in 2010.

As the first bills are being submitted for the upcoming legislative session, Kavanagh submitted a bill that would put medical marijuana back on the ballot, in 2014.

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Kavanagh provided his nonsense explanation to Capitol Media Services' Howie Fischer, as he explained he was just damn outraged about the reports that about 2 percent of teenagers had obtained marijuana from prescription-pot card-holders.

Kavanagh told Fischer that report was the "last straw" for him, although Kavanagh failed to mention that in that report, teenagers who smoked marijuana in the last 30 days said they obtained it from friends (72.7 percent), parties (28.6 percent), other (23.7 percent), family/relatives (14.8 percent), and school (13.4 percent) more than medical-weed card-holders (11.6 percent). Kavanagh's proposed vote does not address the problems of teenagers having friends or families, or attending school or parties -- which are much more common ways of teenagers obtaining marijuana.

The legislator also doubled down on his statements to the Arizona Republic, saying he wanted to let voters "rethink a decision they made on faulty -- and absent --information."

Kavanagh would need a simple majority in the House and Senate to get this on the ballot for 2014.

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Matthew Hendley
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