Pro-pot group files to recall Arizona senator

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of activists pushing for research on medicinal marijuana have filed a petition to recall Arizona State Sen. Kimberly Yee.

The Arizona Veterans Assistance Committee filed to recall the Phoenix Republican after she blocked legislation that would have allowed the University of Arizona to use a state fund for medical marijuana research. Yee refused to hear House Bill 2333 in the Senate Committee on Education.

The bill would have allowed the state to pay for some of the research into marijuana as a treatment for military veterans with PTSD. The bill had bipartisan support when the Arizona House of Representatives approved it March 10.

Yee says no state money should be used for the research.

The group has until August 2 to turn in 18,297 signatures.

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