Only 13% of Arizona Residents Support Cannabis Prohibition, According to New Polling

Only 13% marijuana-legalizationof Arizona residents support prohibiting cannabis use for any purpose, according to a new Morrison-Cronkite Quarterly Poll, conducted by Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

According to the poll, 45% of those surveyed support making “marijuana use legal for those 18 years of age and older,” while an additional 42% would “allow for use of it for medical reasons only.” Only 13% would “make all marijuana use illegal, including the use of marijuana for medical purposes.”

The Marijuana Policy Project, which was the primary backer of successful legalization campaigns in Colorado and Alaska, is planning an initiative to legalize cannabis in Arizona, with the goal of putting it on the 2016 general election ballot.

In January Representative Mark Cardenas introduced House Bill 2007, which would legalize the possession and state-licensed distribution of up to an ounce of cannabis.

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2 comments

    • Michael on March 9, 2015 at 6:56 am
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    42% are for medical marijuana? Wow. That’s an unbelievably low number. I wish the best of luck to MPP. I think they’ll need it. Are they like pro Big Pharma and “misery” in Arizona? That’s crazy!

    1. It’s saying that 42% are in favor of medical, on top of the the 45% who are in favor of complete legalization. So 87% are favor of at least legalizing medical, but a little more than half of them want to go all the way and legalize completely.

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