Poll: Half of Arizona Voters Favor Recreational Legalization

Poll: Half of Arizona Voters Favor Recreational Legalization

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On Sept. 7, 2016, a new poll revealed that half of Arizona voters support the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state, according to The Republic.

Between Aug. 17 and Aug. 31, the Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll surveyed 784 registered Arizona voters, with 50 percent supporting recreational legalization, 40 percent opposing it and 10 percent undecided.

“We know that we’re ahead, and we know that if the vote were to be held tomorrow, we would win. We’re two months away from Election Day, and there’s a lot that could happen between now and then,” said J.P. Holyoak, chairman of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, to The Republic.

Proposition 205, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, has faced several challenges to get on the ballot and remain on it, but Arizona voters will be allowed to decide the fate of recreational marijuana legalization on Nov. 8.

If Arizona voters pass Proposition 205, recreational marijuana would be legalized for individuals aged 21 years or older, recreational outlets would be licensed, individuals could possess up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to six marijuana plants.

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