Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s term limit is up, leaving many new and outspoken candidates vying to become the next Governor of Arizona. One of those candidates is JL Mealer, an independent who supports marijuana legalization in Arizona.
JL Mealer’s website states:
“Arizona must legalize and tax marijuana as we do with alcohol…The taxes from sales work great for our economy and the drugs from cannabis are less destructive and the after-effects are not as permanent…Scientifically, monetarily, health and safety all taken into consideration…Legalizing marijuana is a smart idea.”
Arizona’s medical marijuana program has brought in millions of dollars in tax revenue from dispensaries and medical marijuana card fees as well as helped over 50,000 people get access to natural medicine for their ailment(s). Legalizing marijuana in Arizona would increase the state’s tax revenue, help more people have access to natural medicine, and hopefully reduce crime rates as seen in Denver since marijuana legalization was implemented.
Marijuana legalization has become such a influential topic lately that an outspoken pro-marijuana legalization candidate just might find the following needed to get elected.