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Poll: 58 Percent Of Colorado Citizens Support Marijuana Legalization

colorado marijuana legalization pollYesterday must have been a hard day for Kevin Sabet. Kevin relies heavily on the claim that marijuana legalization is something that people will regret after the fact if they vote for legalization and it passes. He makes that claim often, despite the fact that there is no factual support for his claim. Yesterday things got even worse for Kevin Sabet, as Quinnipiac released a poll which found that support for marijuana legalization in Colorado is at an all time high. Per Quinnipiac:

With noticeable gender and age gaps, voters support legalized recreational marijuana 58 – 38 percent. Men support legalization 63 – 33 percent, with women in favor 53 – 44 percent. Voters 18 to 34 years old support it 82 – 16 percent. Support drops to 58 – 38 percent among voters 35 to 54 years old. Among voters over 55 years old, 46 percent support legalization, with 50 percent opposed.

While 53 percent of Colorado voters say they have tried marijuana, only 19 percent say they’ve tried it since it became legal last year.

“Colorado voters are as happy with ‘Hick,’ Gov. John Hickenlooper, as they were before an ugly reelection campaign,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll.

“As for pot, they remain neither cold nor hot. Voters still think it was a good move to legalize recreational marijuana, but few admit to joining the ranks of new ‘imbibers.'”

Marijuana legalization has not led to a spike in teen consumption. As the poll referenced above found out, there hasn’t even been a spike in consumption amongst adults. Traffic fatalities are at an all time low after legalization in Colorado. Jobs are being created. Local economies are being boosted. The State of Colorado has brought in tens of millions of dollars in tax revenues that used to stay in the hands of black market dealers. All the while law enforcement resources are being dedicated to fighting real crime instead of being dedicated to arresting and prosecuting potheads. What is there not to like about legalization in Colorado?

  • Helen

    Is 58% higher than the percentage of Coloradans that voted for legalization back in November 2012? I think so! Great news for the movement!!!

    • dinges65

      The demographics keep moving: older people die, younger get adult and start voting. There is nothing that can change this. The only thing the drug war warriors, like Kevin Sabet, can do, is hope for as much casualties and damage till that day. These people must be so evil, it would be a great injustice if they are not prosecuted once its legal.

  • Stel1776

    The self-righteous, nanny-state, prohibitionists said Colorado would regret this decision. If anything the trend is toward being more in favor of legalization:

    52% of voters say legalizing marijuana was a good move, with 38% saying it was bad for Colorado.
    [SOURCE: Majority in Colorado say legal marijuana good. CNN, April, 2014.]

    Voters overall have a positive view of the Colorado marijuana experiment: Voters support the law legalizing marijuana 54 – 43 percent
    [SOURCE: Quinnipiac University, April 28, 2014.]

    After six months of legal marijuana use, Colorado voters support the measure 54 – 43 percent, identical to the findings of an April 28 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University
    [SOURCE: Quinnipiac University, July 21, 2014.]

    A new NBC News/Marist Poll shows that 55 percent of adult Colorado residents back the law that legalized the regulated use, possession and sale of cannabis by adults. The poll found that 41 percent oppose the law
    [SOURCE: Colorado Not Suffering Buyer’s Remorse Over Legal Marijuana, Poll Finds. Huffingtonpost, Sep, 2014.]

    With noticeable gender and age gaps, voters support legalized recreational marijuana 58 – 38 percent
    [SOURCE: Quinnipiac University, Feb 24, 2015.]

    Urge your legislators to implement a cannabis policy similar to that of alcohol. Please consider what the following cannabis legalization organizations have to say. Help end this unjust, unfounded, harmful prohibition by joining their mailing lists, signing their petitions and writing your legislators when they call for it.

    MPP – The Marijuana Policy Projecthttp://www.mpp.org/
    DPA – Drug Policy Alliancehttp://www.drugpolicy.org/
    NORML – National Organization to Reform Marijuana Lawshttp://norml.org/
    LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibitionhttp://www.leap.cc/

    • Nathaniel

      They are all great entities and donations are greatly appreciated. Where better to spend your extra few dollars than fighting against this ridiculous prohibition?

    • You should add in our lobbyist to Congress – Retired Police Detective Howard Wooldridge – Citizens Opposing Prohibition

    • khh

      Very informative. Thanks for putting that together.

  • Sinclair

    I am surprised that it’s not a little higher. But then people by nature are afraid of change. I think that as education continues this will get higher.

  • Nathaniel

    Nothing amazing here. The voters were excited about the prospect, they acted, and polling merely shows they were happy with their choice.
    The detractors are on the ropes and hate it, because all of the evidence coming in is contrary to their beliefs.
    At least in Colorado it is game, set, match.

  • Jean Anne Lewis

    Kevin Sabet Is Bought And Paid For Prohibitionist. Nuff Said.

  • Ted Mishler

    58% of Coloradans support the Constitutional rights of people that use cannabis

    What if only one percent allowed people that use cannabis to have rights?

    No group of people should have the right to vote away a person’s constitutional rights no matter if they toke or not

    The news this week has been going on and on about how the unions are for all the people, and how they do not discriminate, well, when they decided to build interstate I-69, much to the anger of people not to, that they could instead fix the roads they have, I asked someone I know if i could get a job with the construction crew, and was told that I would have to pass a discriminatorial urinalysis test to make sure that I did not use cannabis, so unions do discriminate, they are liars