Smart & Safe Arizona (SASA) is a statewide campaign working to control, regulate and tax the responsible, adult use of marijuana to benefit Arizona—which has been done by 10 states and the District of Columbia.
When approved by voters in November 2020, the initiative will:
- Legalize the sale, possession and consumption of one ounce of marijuana (of which 5 grams can be concentrate) for adults at least 21 years old.
- Generate $300 million in new revenue annually to fund community colleges, public safety, public health programs, and infrastructure.
- Ban smoking marijuana in public places like restaurants and open spaces like sidewalks and parks.
- Protect children by requiring all packaging be childproof and labeled, bans advertising to children and bans the sale of gummy bears, gummy worms and other products that resemble kids’ candy.
- Give the Department of Health Services more than $20 million annually for addiction prevention, substance abuse treatment, teen suicide prevention, mental health programs and other justice reinvestment projects.
- Allow employers and property owners to prohibit use at their workplaces and on their property, like they do currently.
- Do the right thing by providing an option for folks who were previously convicted of low-level marijuana charges to have their criminal records sealed so they have fair access to jobs and housing.
- Require AZDHS to limit the amount of THC (the chemical responsible for the “high” in marijuana) in edible marijuana products.
- Free up police to focus on real crime and hard drugs and unclogs the justice system which is currently backlogged with minor offenses.
- Create thousands of good-paying jobs across Arizona.