Colorado Voters Are Cool With Creating Members-Only Marijuana Clubs

07/21/2014 04:12 pm ET | Updated Jul 21, 2014

When it comes to marijuana use, Colorado voters want it legal but they want it kept private.

In a Quinnipiac poll released Monday, state voters strongly support cannabis use in members-only clubs, but are against consumption in traditional bars, clubs and entertainment venues.

Members-only style clubs specifically created for smoking marijuana are supported by 66 percent of state voters surveyed on the issue, but 65 percent are against use in traditional bars where alcohol is served. Additionally, 63 percent are against marijuana use at entertainment venues where admission is charged for entry.

"Coloradans are still good to go on marijuana for recreational use in private settings, but as far as letting the good times roll in bars and clubs where alcohol is served, voters say don't smoke 'em if you've got 'em," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, in a statement.

Colorado law bans "open and public" consumption of marijuana outdoors and the state's Clean Indoor Air Act places several limitations on just where a person can enjoy their newly legal weed indoors -- including traditional bars and clubs. But members-only style clubs, open only to dues-paying members, are legal in the state.

More than six months after the first legal recreational marijuana sales began in the state, a majority of voters still support the historic laws -- 54 percent remain in favor of legal weed, while 43 percent are against, according to Quinnipiac. That is slightly down from February highs where Qunnipiac found 58 percent in support of the state's legalization of cannabis. That same February survey also found that about 51 percent of state voters felt that legal weed hurt the state's wholesome reputation.

Colorado's weed dispensaries have certainly felt supported -- statewide, shops have sold about $90 million worth of recreational marijuana since January.

A recent report from the Department of Revenue also found that the demand for retail marijuana is significantly higher than the state had originally projected it would be. The total market demand in Colorado is estimated to be about 130 metric tons per year -- about 121 metric tons for residents and 9 metric tons for visitors.

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