Effort to blunt Arizona pot vote likely snuffed out

SimpleMajorityBy Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/ Arizona Daily Star

A Flagstaff lawmaker is hoping to throw a new roadblock in the path of those who want to legalize marijuana in Arizona.

Only thing is, his plan may a little too late.

The measure by Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe would require that any voter-sponsored initiative proposing anything that conflicts with federal law could take effect only if approved by 75 percent of those who cast ballots. Right now, a simple majority is all that is needed.

Thorpe said he has one particular measure in mind: a proposal by the Marijuana Policy Project to get voters here to adopt a Colorado-style law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

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