So what do you think? Will Arizona legalize marijuana? Arizona Voters are split 49% to 51%. As of now, your guess is as good as any. The new Arizona State University Morrison-Cronkite Poll shows 49 percent of state voters support marijuana legalization while 51 percent oppose.
The statewide poll of more than 900 voters found younger voters and Democrats tend to support legalization while Republicans and older voters oppose it. Sixty-four percent of Democrats back cannabis legalization while only 29 percent of Republicans do, according to the poll.
“Predictably, those 30 and younger (69 percent) and those age 31 to 55 (57 percent) are more likely to favor legalization than those 56 and older (36 percent),” said David Daugherty, associate director at Morrison Institute which conducted the poll. “It is important to note, Republicans and older adults vote in larger numbers than either Democrats or young adults, which would, at least at this point in time, point toward likely defeat of the legalization of recreational marijuana.”
There is still time before Election Day, so it will be interesting to see if pro marijuana campaigns can convince voters that marijuana legalization is a good public policy move. Hopefully Arizona can join Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon and D.C. in voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use.