An Arizona Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Amendment did not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Arizona as an initiated constitutional amendment, but will likely appear on the 2016 ballot, instead. The measure, which was being sponsored by the group, “Safer Arizona,” would have asked voters if the state constitution should be amended to allow citizens 18 years of age and older to grow, smoke and possess marijuana for purposes other than medical use. As the result of a 2010 ballot question, medical marijuana was legal in the state as of the proposal of this measure.
The residence of Arizona to all that marijuana is becoming legal in other states and they rallied together to get it done in their state as well. They put lots of pressure on the legislators and the legislators took note and slowly moved the process from one step to another until it was legalized.
Arizona has not legalized marijuana. They have a medical marijuana program which started in 2010 with over 60,000 patients. You need a card which is issued by doctor to be a part of the program. There are a number of qualifying medical conditions that make one eligible for the program. Possession of medical marijuana without a card is still a criminal offense in Arizona.