Colo. Officials Ask Ariz. Group to Pull Misleading Ads

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November 1, 2016
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Legislation and regulation News State by State: Arizona State by State: Colorado
KUSA - Legislators in Colorado say they want to set the record straight on what they are calling misleading political advertisements for the legalization of marijuana in the state of Arizona.

In Arizona, Proposition 205, if passed, aims to regulate marijuana like alcohol.

Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, a group opposed to Proposition 205, began airing "No on 205" television ads that claim Colorado schools did not receive the millions of dollars promised and that politicians spent more on regulating the industry.

However, the Colorado officials who played a central role in the budgeting of marijuana taxes say this in not true and that more than $138 million went to schools and less than 10 percent of pot tax revenues were spent on regulation.

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