AZ has, in my opinion, been the craziest state for a very very long time. Remember, Barry Goldwater came from there and the state did not officially recognize Martin Luther King Day until, was it 2007? (anyway, a long time after other states had adopted the holiday).
I've been there once, in the mid-1990s and I will never go back.
Maybe a big old boycott of these states that are ass-backwards is in order.