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|As of Friday morning, only 1,500 votes separated “Yes” and “No” on Prop 203, Arizona’s medical marijuana ballot initiative|
Gap Narrows As Final Ballots Counted
Friday, November 12 is the deadline for county election officials in Arizona to finalize the election that was held 10 days ago. One of the races that has been too close to call until now is Proposition 203, which would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Maricopa County is the only hold-out at this point, according to the Arizona Daily Star, with tens of thousands of ballots left to count. Prop 203 at latest count is behind by only 1,500 votes, closing the gap from 3,000, according to My Fox Phoenix, gaining ground in the past week as ballots were counted.
If vote-counting goes late into the night, it may be Monday morning before cannabis patients in Arizona will find out if they’ll have legal access to the medicine that works best for them.
Both the Daily Star and the Tucson Citizen were reporting Friday that voters wouldn’t know the outcome until next week, but My Fox Phoenix‘s story says “Answer on Medical Marijuana Will Come Friday Night.”
Many of the walkers at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure are talking at Prop 203, according to Alexis Vance at My Fox Phoenix.
“There are cancer patients that say it’s the only way to help them through chemotherapy and the pain and nausea that come with the treatments,” Vance reported.