Legal Weed: Marijuana More Popular Than Barack Obama In Colorado

11/07/2012 07:09 pm ET | Updated Nov 08, 2012

In Colorado, weed is more popular than President Barack Obama.

More people voted for Amendment 64 -- which legalizes and regulates recreational use of marijuana -- than voted for the president.

As of Thursday morning, with 100 percent of precincts reporting their results, 1,291,771 votes in favor of Amendment 64 had been tallied. Obama received 1,238,490 votes, 53,281 fewer than the amendment.

After the amendment passed on Tuesday evening, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, cautioned Coloradans not to celebrate just yet.

“The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will," Hickenlooper, who opposed the amendment, said in a statement on his website. "This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly."

Obama took the state's nine electoral votes, beating out Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, by just over 110,000 votes.

Click here for more on Amendment 64.

Via Ryan Grim on MSNBC.

This post has been updated to reflect the latest vote tallies.

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