Proposition 205 is an initiative which would legalize personal possession and cultivation of marijuana for recreational use. It would also create a new state agency to license, tax, and regulate the commercial sale of marijuana.
I believe that we must respect the autonomy of individuals to make their own choices about how to live. While I do not encourage anyone to use mind-altering substances, and there are seemingly valid concerns about the long-term health effects of regular marijuana use, I cannot conceive of a topic more firmly within the purview of personal choice than what you choose to put into your own body. Furthermore, our criminalization of drug use has been counterproductive. However, I cannot support Prop. 205 as written. Continue reading AZ Prop 205: Recreational Marijuana