PHOENIX — The Latest legal challenges to an Arizona voter initiative legalizing recreational marijuana (All times local):
A voter initiative legalizing recreational marijuana will be on the November ballot after the Arizona Supreme Court rejected a final legal challenge.
The high court on Wednesday turned away a lawsuit from a group called Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy.
A lower court judge had thrown out the challenge, saying the group didn’t have a right to sue.
The judge went on to reject all of the reasons opponents laid out for keeping the initiative off the ballot.
Opponents had asked the judge to bar it from the ballot because the description voters saw when signing petitions left off many major provisions, didn’t identify a revenue source and had a misleading title.
The high court sidestepped the right to sue argument, but upheld the lower court decision on the merits of the lawsuit.
A Maricopa County judge has ordered one change to the ballot description for a voter initiative legalizing recreational marijuana but rejected other revisions sought by the backers.
Judge James Blomo on Wednesday ordered Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan to make the changes to language voters will see when Proposition 205 is on the November ballot.
Blomo agreed with backers that the description wrongly says marijuana will be legal for people over 21, when it should be 21 and older and ordered it changed.
But he rejected efforts to insert language showing that a 15 percent marijuana tax would mainly funds schools and enforcement efforts and another minor change. Blomo said omitting the tax description isn’t misleading.
The state Supreme Court is considering a separate challenge by Proposition 205 opponents.