Prop. 203: Arizona's marijuana measure too close to call

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PHOENIX (AP) - Proponents of medical marijuana use in Arizona will have to wait a little longer to see if voters rejected their proposed law allowing its use.

Proposition 203 was still too close for a race call by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

It was failing by 6,869 votes out of more than 1.3 million votes cast. The proposal narrowed its deficit by nearly 700 voters on Wednesday.

The Arizona Secretary of State says an estimated 290,000 early ballots and 84,000 provisional ballots remain to be counted. That could take days.

Proposals in 1996 and 1998 were approved but a problem with the wording blocked their enactment. A more sweeping 2002 proposal lost.

This proposal would allow the use of the drug only for serious diseases including cancer.

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