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New Poll Shows 61% In Colorado Say Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol and Tobacco

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Colorado CapitalPoll Shows Majority Support For Marijuana Reform

A just-released statewide poll by Rasmussen Reports provides strong evidence that Colorado may likely become the first state to re-legalize and regulate the personal use of marijuana this November.

On June 6th, Rasmussen Polling conducted a survey of likely voters in Colorado and found majority support for marijuana legalization. Sixty-one percent of those surveyed supported legalizing marijuana if it were regulated like alcohol and cigarettes. Only 27 percent of respondents are opposed to legalization and 12 percent remain undecided.

This is great news for Amendment 64, a 2012 statewide ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition and regulate marijuana like alcohol, which will appear on the Colorado ballot this November. Rasmussen’s recent survey shows support shifting upwards from previous polling. In December 2011, Public Policy Polling reported that 49 percent of Coloradan’s believed that marijuana use should be legal versus 40 percent who believed it should remain illegal.

Lately, the mainstream media has caught on to the important role that Amendment 64 will play in this fall’s presidential election. This poll is just further proof of that claim’s validity. During the same time period, Rasmussen polled Colorado voters on their presidential preference and respondents were split, 45 percent for Obama and 45 percent support for Romney. Amendment 64 promises to turn out greater numbers of independent minded and youth voters in November, if either candidate embraced rational marijuana policy reforms, this important battleground state could be theirs to win.

You can learn more about Amendment 64 in Colorado here.

You can view more data on the Rasmussen poll here.

Article from NORML and published with special permission

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  1. I commend the People of Colorado as well as those working for the People for simply standing up.

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    Not a lot of grey area here in Utah, you are either for it or against it, that makes one carful what they say.  I don’t have any hard data, I think we would be in the bottom 5 % if America went legal. 
    As for my circle of friends, some of us may move over the rocky mountains to Colorado if it passes. 

    I hope you make a lot of money from the good honest work you are doing.
    Mr Green

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  4. Pretty Little Press Release:SUPERPACS! GUESS WHO’S ONTHE BALLOT?
    UNITED STATES MARIJUANA PARTY political candidateCris Ericson is on the officialelection ballot in VermontNov. 6, 2012running against currentU.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.
    United States Marijuana Partyin Vermont http://usmjp.com
    Cris Ericson is hoping thatpeople will startSuperPACs to promote hercampaign.
    She is also seeking Pro Bonolegal assistance to understandcomplex state and federalcampaign finance laws.
    Cris Ericson879 Church StreetChester, Vermont 05143-9375(802)875-4038
    http://usmjp.com
    United States Marijuana Partypolitical campaignto elect Cris Ericsonin Vermont is an entirelyseparate legal entityfrom the U.S. MarijuanaParty nationwide athttp://usmjparty.com

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