Does Arizona’s recreational marijuana initiative block new dispensaries?

Arizona is one of five states where voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana this November.

Our partners at ABC15 have reported on the weed effort in Arizona, noting that individual, anti-weed contributions outnumber pro-weed contributions almost four to one.

A Sept. 15 attack ad from an anti-marijuana group, Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, portrays the potential passage of Proposition 205, which would legalize recreational marijuana, as a monopoly for existing medical marijuana dispensaries.

“Prop. 205 is a 20-page special interest goldmine that elevates the rights of users over the public,” the ad’s narration claims. “(It) blocks market entry for more at