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Poll: Most Arizonans Favor Legalizing Marijuana For Personal Use

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Poll: Most Arizonans Favor Legalizing Marijuana For Personal Use

Phoenix, AZ: Most Arizonans support permitting adults to legally possess marijuana for personal consumption, according to statewide polling data commissioned by the Behavioral Research Center.

Fifty-three percent of respondents favor legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. That is an increase of two percent compared to when pollsters asked a similar question last year.

Only 39 percent of respondents disapproved of the notion of legalizing cannabis.

Legalization supporters were more likely to be under the age of 35 (71 percent) and to identify as a Democrat (64 percent). Respondents age 55 or older (45 percent) and Republicans (33 percent) were least likely to support legalizing the plant for adult use.

Arizona voters will likely decide on a statewide ballot measure in 2016 to regulate the possession, use, production, and sale of cannabis.

For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500 or Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org.