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Poll: CO Voters Support Recreational Marijuana

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Colorado registered voters who responded to a poll by Quinnipiac University Polling Institute revealed they are in support of Colorado’s new recreational marijuana industry, but would prefer marijuana be kept to private residences and members-only clubs.

54% of poll respondents said that they are still in support of the overall passage of Amendment 64, which legalized the possession, use and sale of marijuana in January 2014. Over 60% of respondents said that marijuana should not be allowed in bars and clubs where alcohol is served or at entertainment events where admission is charged.

“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 don’t say ‘smoke ‘em if you got ‘em,’” stated Tim Malloy of the Quinnipiac University poll.

61% of respondents said that alcohol is more harmful to a person’s health, while 19% said that marijuana is more harmful. 59% said that alcohol is more harmful to society, while 22% said marijuana is more harmful; 14% said the two substances are equally harmful.

Marijuana’s legalization in Colorado hasn’t produced many new users, according to the poll. 51% of respondents said they have tried marijuana, but only 16% said they have tried it since marijuana was legalized in January 2014.

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