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.”

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Legislation to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Arizona

Arizonaari State Representative Mark Cardenas has filed a proposal to legalize cannabis, as well as a proposal to decriminalize cannabis, both of which will be discussed in the upcoming legislative session which begins on January 12th.

House Bill 2007 would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, and would allow them to purchase the substance from state-licensed cannabis retail outlets. Cannabis would be taxed at $50 an ounce; according to a report released in December, a $50 an ounce tax on cannabis could bring in over $48 million in taxes annually for the state.

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