According to Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested to the audience at a town hall event in Phoenix Thursday that marijuana legalization should be on the table:
McCain: "Maybe we should legalize. We're certainly moving that way as far as marijuana is concerned. I respect the will of the people"
— Tim Steller (@senyorreporter) September 5, 2013
An Arizona ballot initiative legalized medical marijuana in that state in 2010, although Attorney General Tom Horne (R-AZ) has engaged in some creative interpretations of the law that previously hindered implementation of this initiative.