58% of Arkansas voters support recreational marijuana, poll finds September 16, 2022 By Griffin Coop Arkansas voters overwhelmingly support legalizing cannabis for adult use, according to a poll released Thursday by Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College. The poll of 835 likely voters, conducted earlier this week, found that 58.5% of respondents support legalization while only 29% oppose it. The number of supporters grew from 53% when the organizations polled the issue in February. The poll released Thursday found support in many demographic groups and showed strong support among Democrats (75%) and independents (63%). Slightly more Republicans (4% on net) favored legalization than didn’t. The organizations’ analysis of the poll stated four in five voters 18-to-29-years-old favor legalization. The widespread support for legalization led Talk Business & Politics Editor-in-Chief Roby Brock to conclude that recreational marijuana use will eventually be legalized in Arkansas. “We see support for the measure across a variety of demographics suggesting that opponents will have a tough time peeling off votes to defeat the proposal,” Brock said. “Should it be kicked off the ballot this cycle, our polling suggests it may just be a matter of when, not if, that it becomes legal in Arkansas.” Last month, the Supreme Court ordered the Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment be put on the ballot while it considers whether votes should be counted on the measure. The court has not made a final ruling.