Mark Kelly, the Arizona Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, said in a local news interview this week that he supports legalizing marijuana for adults in Arizona via the Prop 207 ballot initiative. Prop 207 would legalize marijuana possession and use for adults 21 and older.
“I think I’m going to vote yes” on Proposition 207, Kelly told 12 News.
The former astronaut and Navy veteran is fighting to oust Republican Senator Martha McSally. In July, NORML graded McSally with a ‘D’ for her lack of support when it comes to marijuana.
When questioned about removing cannabis from the Schedule 1 Controlled Substance list, Kelly said, “Ya, based on my vote here in Arizona, I would seriously consider removing it.”
Kelly is married to former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) and said they’ve “got a split household” when it comes to legalizing recreational cannabis.
Last week, a federal judge extended Arizona’s deadline to register to vote. The new deadline to register is 5pm on Oct 23.
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