Huffpost Politics

Colorado Voters Support Legal Weed, But Think It's Bad For The State's Image

Posted: Updated:

Registered voters in Colorado remain supportive of the legalization of recreational marijuana.

But when asked if legalization has been "good or bad for Colorado's national image," 51 percent of voters said it was "bad" for the state's wholesome reputation, while only 38 percent said it was "good." That's according to a new Quinnipiac poll, released Monday.

Although voters may have mixed feelings about the image that comes with marijuana legalization in the state, more appear to be in favor of legalization since just last year.

Fifty-four percent of voters approved of adult-use legalization back in 2013, with 41 percent opposed. When asked the same question by Quinnipiac in 2014, 58 percent now support legalization with only 39 percent opposed.

Colorado voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana back in 2012, but the historic first sales didn't begin until Jan. 1, 2014.

Despite the first month of legal weed sales generating tremendous revenue, causing some pot shortages and sky-high travel demand to Denver, Colorado voters have apparently not been racing to light up their legal weed. Although 51 percent said they had tried marijuana at some point in their lives, only 10 percent said they've tried marijuana since it became legal on New Year's Day.

Coloradans also largely support home growth: 73 percent of voters said it wouldn't bother them if their neighbors grew cannabis in their homes, according to the survey.

Voters told Quinnipiac that they approve of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's handling of the groundbreaking marijuana policy in the state, with 53 percent supporting the governor and 34 percent disappointed.

Quinnipiac's poll conducted live interviews with 1,139 registered voters in Colorado between Jan. 29 and Feb. 2.

Also on The Huffington Post

Close
27 Reasons Why U.S. Shouldn't Lead War On Drugs
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Colorado Marijuana Legalization - Huffington Post

10 things to know about Colorado's recreational marijuana shops ...

Poll: Coloradans still support marijuana legalization but have doubts

3 Reasons Marijuana Legalization in Colorado Is Good for People of Color

Colorado poll: Marijuana hurts state's image - Tal Kopan - POLITICO ...

Colorado (CO) Poll - February 10, 2014 - Legalized Marijuana Hurts ...

Poll: Majority of Americans support efforts to legalize marijuana ...

Poll: Most think marijuana legalization hurts Colorado image

Poll: Colorado voters believe marijuana law hurts state's image

51 Percent Of Colorado Residents Think Marijuana Law Is Damaging To State's ...

Colorado Poll: Pot getting more support, but majority say it's harmful to ...

Coloradans believe pot law hurts state's image

In Colorado, Most Feel Legal Pot is Bad for State's Image

Colo. poll: Pot gets more support, but majority say it's harmful to state's image

 
Register To Vote