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59% of Arizonians Want Marijuana Regulated Like Alcohol

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director January 14, 2013

    A poll released today, commissioned by the National Cannabis Industry Association and conducted by Public Policy Polling, found that a majority of Arizona residents would vote “yes” on an initiative to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.

    When asked, “If an initiative appeared on a future ballot in Arizona, proposing that marijuana be regulated in a manner similar to alcohol and sold to adults 21 years of age or older in statelicensed stores, would you vote ‘yes’ in favor of this initiative or ‘no’ against this initiative?” – 59% stated they would vote “yes” (40% felt strongly, 19% not strongly) and only 36% stated they would oppose the measure (33% strongly feeling so, 3% not so strongly).

    The survey also questioned Arizona voters on their current medical marijuana law and found 59% of respondents support the law and only 37% are opposed.

    The poll was conducted on January 9th and 10th and surveyed 600 Arizona voters. You can view the full poll here and read the official release from The National Cannabis Industry Association here.

    38 Responses to “59% of Arizonians Want Marijuana Regulated Like Alcohol”

    1. Bradson says:

      In School we learned about the five “C”s of Arizona: Cattle, Cotton, Climate, Citrus and Copper. Will we soon be able to add a sixth?

    2. […] 59% of Arizonians Want Marijuana Regulated Like Alcohol A poll released today, commissioned by the National Cannabis Industry Association and conducted by Public Policy Polling, found that a majority of Arizona residents would vote “yes” on an initiative to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. When asked, “If an initiative appeared on a future ballot in Arizona, proposing that marijuana be regulated in a manner similar to alcohol and sold to adults 21 years of age or older in statelicensed stores, would you vote ‘yes’ in favor of this initiative or ‘no’ against this initiative?” – […] […]

    3. Closetsmoker says:

      It’s gonna be fun watching all the dominos fall. Come on Feds, see the trend, Free the Weed!!!!

    4. rob says:

      i wish pa will let it be in state stors would let it be sold in it

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    6. Mike says:

      Wonder what other initiative choices the 600 surveyed voters were given, and whether they were consumers of the plant. I know if I’d been polled, I wouldn’t have supported the tax and regulate like alcohol concept.

      Alcohol has a sin tax associated to it because it causes harm to the body. Marijuana doesn’t cause harm. The beneficial plant shouldn’t even be grouped in the same category with it.

      It would be nice to poll, at a minimum, our community members, maximum all Pro-Marijuana groups, to find out what the community supports for Marijuana Tax and Regulation. That would be meaningful.

      It’s our civil liberties at stake so we should have say in how it’s legalized.

    7. Jarrod Langley says:

      It was the west and the southwest that started prohibition of cannabis. I find it really awesome that the West will be the one to end it!!! I was in a room full of doctors and police officers last night in the South. 9 out of 10 stated that they wanted it legalized and taxed. Someone come help the South be heard!!!

    8. Joanne says:

      Marijuana should be legal. It’s an amazing teacher plant used in many spiritual traditions, way better than drinking toxic alcohol, so let’s get real. It’s used for so many conditions, great for anxiety and stress and should be legal at this point in history.

    9. Elaine says:

      If everyone in America could finally learn the absolute truth about cannabis, I believe that 99% of the public would support legalization. It is sad that there are so many miscreants out there spreading misinformation – and that certainly include many members of our Govt.

      Note: Patrick Kennedy – Just in case you read this; You are a disgrace to the Kennedy name. It would be a good thing if you would just go away and stay away – Period!!! Also, it would be good for you and everyone else if you stayed away from that parasite Kevin Sabet.

    10. dk says:

      It’s important to remember that not so very long ago, if anyone had mentioned anything positive concerning marijuana, they drew scorn upon themselves. Now, politicians are finding that talking of legalization will win votes, lots of votes. Interesting turn of events. We’re almost there. I’ll feel better when the last marijuana prisoner goes free.

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