According to an article in the Arizona Republic, Arizona will probably legalize recreational marijuana in 2020.
Arizona legalized medical marijuana in 2010. A ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016 failed.
Now, those in the state’s marijuana industry are anticipating a win in the 2020 election.
Political insiders don’t think Governor Doug Ducey will campaign against recreational marijuana legalization in 2020 like he did in 2016. Plus, he recently signed a bill cutting the cost of a medical-marijuana card in half, greatly benefiting medical marijuana users.
The political shifts, combined with softening public sentiment toward marijuana usage, point to a 2020 political season ripe for legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona.