Raleigh, N.C. – Two months after legal marijuana sales began in Colorado, its legalization has become more popular in the state. 57% of Colorado voters now say they think marijuana usage should be legal to only 35% who think it should be illegal. That 22 point margin in support represents an increase since the November 2012 legalization ballot measure that passed by 10 points with voters in the state.
Voters are pretty closely divided three ways when it comes to whether marijuana being legal has made the state better (31%), worse (33%), or not made much of a difference (30%). Still that puts 61% of voters into the better or no change column to just the 33% who think it's had a negative impact.
“Colorado voters are generally having a positive reaction to marijuana being legal in the state,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “There’s even more support for it now than there was when voters passed it at the ballot box 16 months ago.”