56% Support for Legalizing Marijuana in Arizona

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director May 14, 2013

    Recent nationwide polls have shown that a majority of all Americans support marijuana legalization. Survey data released this week by Behavior Research Center shows even stronger support at the state level in Arizona.

    Behavior Research Center asked respondents whether or not they favored or opposed legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, 56% responded they favored the idea and only 37% were opposed. Marijuana legalization had support from all age groups, across all counties and with both Democrats and Independents.

    Commenting on the results, Behavior Research Center stated: “It is perhaps ironic that as support for same-sex marriage and defelonization of marijuana have long been albatrosses which conservative candidates could hang around the necks of some of their moderate or liberal challengers, it now appears that hard opposition to gay marriage and perhaps even to marijuana liberalization could become issues moderates and liberals can use against their conservative opponents.”

    You can view the full results of the poll here.

    19 Responses to “56% Support for Legalizing Marijuana in Arizona”

    1. Anonymous says:

      Criminalizing marijuana..?? Too many laws…and regulation would be beneficial to all and slow down illegal drug gangs.

    2. Mike Williams says:

      It took over 2 years to get a dispensary in my city in Az due to the legislature dragging their feet. Total legalizing of Marijuana is the only way to stop the Drug Cartels and Az is a border state that they smuggle a lot through. I would love to see legalize marijuana on our next ballot.

    3. cameron says:

      even if they legalized it wouldn’t change much for anyone, with Arizona police they would be handing out DUIs just for having it in your system

      [Editor’s note: Your comment is non-sensible. How can you say that legalizing cannabis wouldn’t change much in AZ?? Do police in AZ give drivers DUI en mass just because pills and booze are legal? Or, is it closer to the truth that law enforcement generally only ticket ABUSERS of alcohol and pills who decide to drive, not those who use it responsibly?

      Same thing happens under cannabis legalization.]

    4. Steve says:

      Cannabis,its an amazing plant ! “No pun Intended” but the weed,help me weed off five prescription drugs.I support legalization of Cannabis.

    5. Jonathan says:

      i keep hearing that, Arizona had a initiative launched on June, it said that there planing on legalizing on 2014 or 2016?…which one is it?

    6. Sean says:

      I live in Arizona and hope to see legalization on a ballot initiative soon, however, I do think it will be hard to do in 2014 being that it is not a presidential election year and that those who turn out to vote will probably be of older/republican stock

    7. bryan says:

      wait… arizona, the state with the tuffest pot laws in the country is gona legalize pot. this is funny

    8. SkitSkats says:

      Progress is frustrating because it is so slow and always an up hill struggle but
      we’ve made more progress in the the last 4 years
      than any other time Cannabis legalization is important
      because it’s a public health issue 1) cannabis has medicinal
      benefits for thousands of ill patients 2) cannabis is safer
      than alchohol 3) prohibition causes crime and wastes millions
      of dollars a year 4) engenders disrespect towards law enforcement
      5) unfairly incarcerates minority and underpriveledged
      people at a much higher rate than other americans

    9. Kayla says:

      Lets do it Arizona!! What can I do to help!

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