Majority of Maricopa County Voters Don’t Support Prosecuting or Criminalizing Marijuana Possession

Sean McElwee & Lindsey Carlson McLendon

Executive Summary

A new Data For Progress and The Justice Collaborative Institute poll shows that Maricopa County residents would be more likely to vote for a Maricopa County Attorney (head prosecutor) if she supported ending the prosecution of marijuana possession offenses, commuting sentences currently being served for marijuana possession, and expunging previously convicted possession convictions.

  • 60% of likely voters are more likely to vote for a county attorney who will end prosecution of marijuana possession offenses.
  • 61% of voters, including 53% of Republicans, support commuting sentences currently being served for marijuana possession.
  • 58% of voters are more likely to vote for a county attorney who will support expungement of previous marijuana possession convictions.
Majority of Maricopa County Voters Don’t Support Prosecuting or Criminalizing Marijuana Possession
Majority of Maricopa County Voters Don’t Support Prosecuting or Criminalizing Marijuana Possession