Rec MJ ballot measures ahead in three states, but by slim margins

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According to three new polls released in cannabis battleground states, recreational marijuana legalization is ahead going into the final days of the 2016 campaign – but not by much.

In Arizona, support for a recreational cannabis legalization measure is at 50%, while about 43% of voters oppose the initiative and 8% haven’t made up their minds, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll.

In Massachusetts, 49% of voters support a legalization initiative on the ballot, 42% oppose it and 9% are undecided, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll.

And in Nevada, adult-use cannabis is ahead with 47% support, while 43% of voters are opposed and 10% undecided, according to a poll commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

What these numbers add up to is a nail-biter of a home stretch for the Marijuana Policy Project, which is behind the campaigns in all three states. MPP will probably be fighting down to the wire to get out the vote and raise money for additional advertising, given that the margins of support are relatively thin.