Coloradans Still Happy They Legalized Marijuana
A new Marist poll found 55 percent of Coloradans support the new legalization law while 41 percent oppose it, which is effectively identical to the level support it had when it was first adopted. When the measure was on the ballot in 2012 it won with a vote of 55.3 percent yes to 44.7 percent no. Other pollsters also found the support for legalization remains steady.
Not surprisingly, the only age group that still narrowly opposes legalization are adults over the age of 60, while it enjoys overwhelming support among adults under 30.
Although a sizable minority still doesn’t like the new law there is little active opposition to it. Only 8 percent of adults say they are trying to have the law overturned. On the other hand, roughly half of the people who favor the new law say they are actively supporting it. Both the raw numbers and the intensity of support are with the pro-legalization side.
If voters and politicians in other states are “waiting to see” how legalization goes in Colorado the general consensus seems to be that it has gone pretty well. Most Coloradans are happy with legalization and would do it all over again.
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