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On Monday, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Arizona (Yes on 205) unveiled a new billboard in downtown Phoenix in support of Prop. 205. This billboard is designed to address the opposition’s campaign, Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy (No on 205), which aims to vilify marijuana and prevent sensible reform.
The billboard features a television that reads: “No on 205: Paid For With Profits from Opioid Sales,” referring to the contributions made to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy by pharmaceutical company, Insys Therapeutics.
Before revealing this billboard, Regulate Marijuana in Arizona released content last month highlighting the benefits of regulating and taxing marijuana in a similar way to alcohol. The campaign also released its first ads on television this week.
“We have put up this billboard to highlight two truly problematic issues related to our opponents,” said Ryan Hurley, attorney and Prop. 205 supporter. “The first is that they are feeding misleading information to the voters of Arizona, in a manner similar to ‘Reefer Madness’ propagandists from last century.
“The second is that this anti-marijuana propaganda is being paid for with money donated by Insys Therapeutics, whose profits are derived almost entirely from the sale of fentanyl, one of the most deadly opioids on the market.”