Don’t look for Arizonans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, at least not in the immediate future. A new statewide poll of those likely to vote in next year’s election finds just 35 percent saying they would support a measure for the personal use of the drug.
Scott Cecil, a student at Mesa Community College and board member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, is part of a larger movement to legalize marijuana in Arizona. He and other activists with Safer Arizona, a grassroots marijuana advocacy group, are trying to collect enough signatures to put a legalization initiative on the November ballot.
Nearly four years after Arizonans narrowly approved medical marijuana, a poll suggests that a slight majority favors following the lead of Colorado and Washington by legalizing the drug.
Saying harsh penalties for marijuana use do more harm than good, Arizona lawmaker Mark Cardenas wants to remove felony charges for possession without the intent to sell.
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