As Arizona officials move forward with verifying recently submitted signatures for a proposed marijuana legalization ballot initiative, a new poll shows that the state’s voters overwhelmingly support the reform.
In a survey of likely voters released on Tuesday, more than six-in-ten (62 percent) said they support legalizing cannabis, while 32 percent were opposed.
The campaign behind the proposed initiative, Smart and Safe Arizona, turned in roughly 420,000 signatures in support of the measure earlier this month.
On Monday evening, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs provided an update on efforts to verify those petitions.
“After review, 415,587 petition signatures were determined to be eligible for random sampling and County Recorder verification,” Hobbs tweeted. “20,780 petition signatures have been sent to counties for verification. If at least 11,882 signatures are validated, the initiative will qualify for the ballot.”