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Arizona Medical Marijuana Initiative Still Has a Chance

Late last night we basically wrote off the Arizona medical marijuana initiative, Proposition 203. With 97% of precincts reporting, we reported, the initiative was down by the frustratingly close margin of 50.3%-49.7%. I calculated that the remaining precincts would have to go 58% on average for the initiative -- not impossible, but unlikely when the state as a whole is eight points lower.

It turns out there was more to the story than we realized. As Not only did the final three percent of precincts continue to edge the initiative's yes vote upward -- to 49.74% -- but as reported in an MPP email this afternoon, there are 200,000-300,000 uncounted mail-in ballots that came in at the last minute and which have yet to be counted. Including those ballots in the count, it's 52% that need to break for 203, not 58% -- two points higher than the statewide average, but a more conceivable possibility than what I'd previously thought.

Stay tuned, and keep hope alive...

Update: Please see a more complete analysis we published on Wednesday, which includes an action alert for Arizonans.

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Arizona People that voted "YES" - You have a Heart! Thank You

Please contact anyone that has MS and if they are connected with a person that cares about them, they already smoke marijuana. It eases the pain so much. I have friends in Michigan and my friend Ken has a wonderful wife named Rachel who has MS. When she lived in Arizona she worked for a Law Firm and not only did she not do any drugs but she also did not drink.

Then she got MS and she had to move. She smokes marijuana to ease the pain and the peole that deal with MS patients know that what I am saying is the truth.

Why do people always have to fear the unknown. Law makers want you to think the kids are going to be exposed and .... What?? They already are and if they want it, they will get it but the sick people will not get it.

Wake up people.

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