Judge hears arguments in lawsuit challenging Prop 205

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The fate of marijuana being legalized in Arizona now lays in the hands of a judge.
 
A group is challenging the November ballot initiative that seeks to legalize pot for recreational use in the state.
 
A judge heard arguments in the lawsuit on Friday and will decide whether to proceed or throw out the suit.
 
The proposition to legalize recreational marijuana needed 150,000 valid signatures. It received 177,000.
 
Recreational marijuana opponents want a judge to knock out Prop 205, claiming the 100-word description on the petition tricked people into signing.
 
"I do not think it limits to private use or gives power to localities or limited use i think from signature one of this initiative a fraud was committed," said Seth Liebsohn, an opponent of Prop 205.
 
But an attorney arguing in favor of keeping Prop 205 on November ballot said opponents do not have a legal case.
 
"It is not fraudulent misleading confusing as I made clear it is up to voters to decide whether the statute is too confusing for them or overreaching for them which hopefully the voters can do in November," said Attorney Roy Herrera.
 
Prop 205 would allow people over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to 6 plants.
 
It would be taxed at 15 percent by the state. Most of the tax money would go to K-12 education.
 
The judge took the case under advisement. She will issue a ruling next week.

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