Prop 203: Arizona medical marijuana measure passes

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PHOENIX – Eleven days after the midterm election, Arizona’s medical marijuana measure, known as Proposition 203, has officially passed by a margin of more than 4,300 votes.

The proposition was initially losing by more than 7,000 votes but had been gaining ground in the last several days leading up to Saturday’s official announcement.

The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office said every single ballot has been counted. Workers there said they were anxious for a response.

“We’ve had hundreds of people come and help us work," said Nancy Osborne with the Maricopa Elections Office. "We have had a table that has opposite political parties and they worked very hard. They were working from 7 in the morning till 10 at night.”

“I think it’s enlightening," said Dr. Bruce Bedrick with KindClinics. "I think it’s a blessing for so many people and I think the state is actually really going to benefit from it.”

People involved with medical marijuana dispensaries in other states said they are eager to move forward with Arizona.