Colorado Poll: Marijuana Bill Won't Bring Rocky Mountain High

COLORADO: Colorado voters support 54 – 41 percent the state’s new law legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Support is 73 – 24 percent among Democrats and 54 – 39 percent among independent voters, with Republicans opposed 63 – 35 percent. 

Voters 18 to 29 years old support legalized marijuana 74 – 21 percent while voters over 65 years old are opposed 56 – 39 percent.

Voters say 54 – 39 percent that the legalization law will lead to illegal marijuana sales across state lines.

But legalization will not create drug abuse problems, voters say 55 – 42 percent.

Half of Colorado voters, 51 percent, say they’ve tried marijuana. That includes 55 percent of men and 47 percent of women, 43 percent of Republicans, 58 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of independent voters.

But only 15 percent of Colorado voters, including 35 percent of voters 18 to 29 years old, say they will smoke marijuana after recreational sale becomes legal in January.

“There are partisan differences but no gender gap as Colorado voters support legalization of marijuana. Many voters admit they’ve tried pot, but don’t expect a Rocky Mountain high once marijuana becomes legal,” Malloy said.

From August 15 – 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,184 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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