Last week at a town hall meeting in Tucson, Sen. John McCain (R) noted that he is receptive to legalizing marijuana.
McCain’s comments came one week after the Obama administration stated that it would not interfere with taxed and regulated marijuana distribution in Washington and Colorado.
“Maybe we should legalize,” McCain said, according to an Arizona Star columnist. “We’re certainly moving that way as far as marijuana is concerned. I respect the will of the people.”
Arizonans appear to be in favor of marijuana law reform. In May, a Behavior Research Center poll found that 56% in Arizonans favored the legalization “of small amounts for personal use,” and only 37% opposed. Whereas the majorities of Democrats (61%) and independents (72%) favored decriminalization, so did a noticeable amount of Republicans (41%).