FULL TEXT OF PROPOSITIONBe it enacted by the People of the State of Arizona The Constitution of the State of Arizona is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW ARTICLE to read:
1. The government shall recognize that drug abuse is NOT a criminal problem but a medical problem.
2. The government shall NOT tax, regulate, or pass any laws governing the use of any drug.
3. The government shall NOT assist any other government entities, such as Federal, foreign, world, Native American or state governments in enforcing any laws against drugs.
4. The government shall NOT pass any regulations discriminating against people or entities that use use drugs.
5. For this initiative the word drug or drugs refers to any
drug or narcotic which is used for medical, recreational or religious use, prescription drug, over the counter drug, plant which is used as a drug such as marijuana, cannabis, hemp, peyote, coco, tobacco, or opium, chemical used to manufacturer a drug, narcotic, over the counter drug, or prescription drug, spice or other form of fake or synthetic marijuana, heroin, morphine, opium, oxycodone, cocaine, codeine, pcp, phencyclidine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, lsd, dmt, lysergic acid diethylamide, mescaline, psilocybin, nicotine, alcohol, ethyl alcohol, ethanol alcohol, steroids or anabolic steroids, concentrated forms of drugs such as hashish, wax, hash oil, shatter, all other drug including, but not limited to all drugs which are illegal under Arizona, federal or international lawsThis includes all paraphernalia and equipment for drug use, such as, but not limited to pipes, bongs, cigarette papers, syringes, needles or dabbing tools.
6. Any person convicted of any drug offense in the past shall automatically have their criminal record cleared for those charges and automatically receive a full pardon for those charges.
7. Any person arrested for any drug offense in the past who accepted a plea bargain for reduced charges shall automatically have their criminal record cleared for those reduced charges and automatically receive a full pardon for those reduced charges.
8. The government shall not extradite a person to another state or country if the person could be charged with drugs crimes which would be legal in Arizona.
9. Any government employee, agent, elected official, judge, police officer or prosecutor that arrests a person, passes a law or issues a ruling, guideline or edict that that interferes with a person's drug use shall be personally and civilly liable to each person for each incident for a minimum of $1 million in damages or 10 times the actual amount of damages whichever is greater. There shall be no immunity to a person who claims to be "acting in good faith" or for any other reason.
10. All government courts shall accept cases involving drug use, and decide the case based on the oral, written, or other contracts of the parties involved. Courts may not refuse cases by saying that drugs are illegal under Federal law, international law, or other laws.
11. The use of drugs is defined as, but not limited to using, smoking, vaping, eating, consuming, drinking, snorting, transdermal delivery, injecting, sale, transfer, growth, cultivating, manufacture, processing, cooking, production, storage, possession, giving legal advice, transportation, or importation of any drug.
Note: When the folks at the Arizona Secretary of States Office in the elections department initially processed this initiative they incorrectly filed it as an initiative to amend the Arizona Revised Statutes rather then as an initiative to amend the Arizona Constitution.
They give it the initiative number I-13-2018, which has been changed to the correct number of C-02-2018.
It is still listed on the Arizona Secretary of States web page of