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Only Half of Arizona Residents Support Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana

PHOENIX — A new poll released Wednesday shows more than half of Arizonans are ready to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

The survey of 701 adult heads of households by the Behavior Research Center found 53 percent who said they support legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Another 39 percent were opposed.

The poll comes as two different groups are circulating petitions to say it would no longer be a crime for anyone 21 and older to possess up to an ounce. Both would also set up a network of state-regulated retailers who would also collect a tax, a system similar to alcohol. [Read more at the Arizona Daily Star]

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