A poll conducted this February by OH Predictive Insights and the Consumer Choice Center indicates that 62.9% of the Arizona voters support legalizing and taxing marijuana like alcohol. Of those 62.9%, 40.9% “strongly support” legalization while 22.0% “somewhat support.”
A large divide between Republican and Democrat support was indicated, a nearly 20% gap, according to KTAR. Democratic support was 68.9% and Republican support was 48.2%. Independents showed 61.7% support for recreational legalization.
Those polled in the 18 – 34 age group support recreational legalization by 72.5% while those ages 65 and older showed over 50% support. Less than 13% were unsure about the topic.
At least two adult-use recreational marijuana legalization initiatives—HCR 2037 and the Safer Arizona Cannabis Legalization Act—are expected to be on the Arizona ballots in November 2018.