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

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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.