11/15/2010 12:00 PM ET |
Filed under: Drugs
In an extremely tight vote, the proponents for legalizing medical marijuana pulled ahead for the first time on Friday.
When the 1.63 million votes were counted on election day, the proposition was down by 7,200, but after counting early and provisional ballots over the last 10 days, the prop is now up by 4,421 votes, and there are only 10,000 left to be counted.
"We were optimistic that this is what the result was going to be today, and we're thrilled that it came to reality," said Andrew Myers, campaign manager for the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project. "Moving forward it's our responsibility to help implement a program that Arizona can be proud of."
It looks like Arizona is having an identity crisis — they pass conservative laws on immigration and progressive laws on drugs.
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