Voters pass Proposition 207
Jared Keenan, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Arizona, had the following reaction to Proposition 207 being passed in Arizona:
"Voters chose to move Arizona forward last night. As the state with the fifth highest incarceration rate in the country, the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana use will help Arizona reduce its bloated prison population while allowing those convicted of a past marijuana offense to have their record cleared. We will work to ensure that prosecutors across the state uphold the will of Arizona voters and end the practice of saddling people with a felony conviction for simple marijuana possession."