Poll: Majority Of Colorado Voters Support State’s Marijuana Legalization Policies

Poll: Majority Of Colorado Voters Support State's Marijuana Legalization PoliciesDenver, CO–(ENEWSPF)–September 11, 2014.  The majority of Colorado adults support state law regulating the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to those age 21 or older, according to the results of an NBC News/Marist poll released this week.

The poll reported that 55 percent of adults support Colorado’s marijuana legalization law while 45 percent of respondents oppose it. Among registered Colorado voters specifically, 52 percent of respondents expressed support for the law.

Democrats (67 percent) and Independents (60 percent) expressed strong support for the law. By contrast, only 24 percent of Republicans said they support the law. Seventy-three percent of Republicans said that they disapproved of it.

In November 2012, 55 percent of Colorado voters approved a statewide initiative permitting adults to buy, sell, and grow cannabis for recreational purposes.

A November 2014 Quinnipiac University poll of Colorado voters reported that 54 percent of respondents believe that regulating adult cannabis sales has been “good” for the state.

A June 2014 nationwide poll reported that 61 percent of Americans support Colorado’s efforts to regulate the commercial cannabis market.

The NBC/Marist poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percent.