- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A Maricopa County judge has ordered one change to the ballot description for a voter initiative legalizing recreational marijuana but rejected other revisions sought by the backers.

Judge James Blomo on Wednesday ordered Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan to make the changes to language voters will see when Proposition 205 is on the November ballot.

Blomo agreed with backers that the description wrongly says marijuana will be legal for people over 21, when it should be 21 and older and ordered it changed.

But he rejected efforts to insert language showing that a 15 percent marijuana tax would mainly funds schools and enforcement efforts and another minor change. Blomo said omitting the tax description isn’t misleading.

The state Supreme Court is considering a separate challenge by Proposition 205 opponents.


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