Hamden, CT: Fifty-two percent of Colorado voters believe that legalizing cannabis has been "good" for the state and 54 percent say they are supportive of the new laws regulating the plant's retail production and sale, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released this week.
Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in November 2012, which allows for the personal possession and cultivation of cannabis by those age 21 and older. Separate provisions in the law allow for the state-licensed commercial production and retail sale of cannabis and cannabis-infused products. Retail cannabis sales began on January 1 of this year.
Other results released by the Quinnipiac University poll include:
A strong majority of Democrats (69 percent) and Independents (56 percent), but not Republicans (28 percent) said that marijuana legalization has been good for the state.
The Quinnipiac poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.
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