According to a new YouGov survey, a majority of Americans (55%) believe that marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug have been a success.
YouGov asked nearly 30,000 Americans if they “think the legislation (of marijuana) has been a success or a failure” in those states.
36% of respondents said marijuana has been “more of a success than a failure,” while 13% said “more of a failure than a success.”
From a political view, Democrats were the most likely to feel that legalization has been successful (67%), then independents (54%) and lastly Republicans (41%).
In the states that have decided to allow recreational marijuana use, do Americans think the legislation has been a success or a failure?
Success only – 19%
More of a success than a failure – 36%
More of a failure than a success – 13%
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— YouGovUS (@YouGovUS) April 20, 2020
The Smart and Safe Arizona ballot initiative that could legalize marijuana for adults 21 years and older in Arizona has gathered more than 300,000 signatures, well surpassing the 237,645 required to get listed on the ballots in November 2020. The signatures still need to be submitted to the state, but it is safe to say that the measure will make it onto Arizona ballots this November.
The ballot measure would legalize recreational marijuana possession and use for persons 21 and older and allow for home cultivation. View the ballot measure here.