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Arizona: New Poll Shows Elevated Support for Legalization In 2018

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A new poll asked whether or not Arizona’s voters “would support or oppose a proposal that Arizona regulate and tax cannabis like alcohol?” An overwhelming majority have responded positively to the idea, as volunteers work to gather the required signatures to place an initiative before the voters on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The poll, broken down by political affiliation, age, gender, and location, indicates that 62.9 percent of surveyed voters either strongly or somewhat support the regulation and taxation of marijuana, according to OH Predictive Insights and the Consumer Choice Center.

While 24.3 percent of those surveyed noted they opposed the outright legalization of recreational marijuana in the Grand Canyon state, support for regulating and taxing the plant was typically highest in specific subgroups; individuals between 18 and 34 years old (72.5 percent), Democrats (68.9 percent), and Independents (61.7 percent).

Still a partisan issue for many of Arizona’s elected officials, 48.2 percent of those respondents who self-identified as Republicans voiced support for reforming the state’s marijuana law.

Only Republicans and those living in rural areas polled at less than 50 percent

 

For the poll, the Phoenix-based company queried 189 Republicans, 222 Independents, and 190 Democrats between Feb. 7 and 8. OH Predictive Insights surveyed the 601 registered voters in Arizona via telephone – with 40 percent coming from cell phones.

Given a margin of error of +/- 4 percent, this poll is a potential harbinger of things to come for Arizona residents. In 2016, Arizona’s initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, Prop 205, was defeated by more than 2 percent.

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6 Comments

  1. Education needs to be a large part of the effort to get people interested in voting for the proposal. The ignorance on the subject is startling. There are people who still think Reefer Madness was a documentary.

    • Oh LOVINGC you are so right!!! If the people would stop watching that thing called the “BOOB-TUBE” (TV) for information and start doing their due diligence by researching pertinent information about the subject at hand then it would pass overwhelming!

  2. It’s good to see the older folks starting to come around. I’m one of them, but too poor for the absurd fees and paperwork required to even enter the legal medical marketplace. Why should anyone over 70 (or anyone at all, for that matter) have to prove to the state that they have aches and pains and want to use marijuana for relief and relaxation? It’s a non-toxic herb, for God’s sake.

  3. There is absolutely no doubt that marijuana is far safer and healthier than any tobacco product or alcoholic beverages. This result is verified by countless studies. It’s high time to legalize marijuana! The government should get on the right side of history!

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