Yesterday 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?