Prosecutors: Ariz. leaders should oppose marijuana

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- Three of Arizona's top prosecutors are calling on political and civic leaders to oppose the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall and Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk are asking state leaders to stand on the side of decreasing drug use among youth.

The Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork in Arizona to begin fundraising for a marijuana legalization ballot measure for 2016.

A University of Michigan survey shows states with medical marijuana make up the top 10 states for illicit use of marijuana by minors between ages 12 and 17.

Prosecutors say an Arizona Youth Survey shows the number of students who use illicit marijuana by getting it from someone with a medical marijuana card is on the rise.

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