New polling conducted by Public Policy Polling has found that support for cannabis legalization is on the raise in Colorado over a year after voters approved Amendment 64, and less than 3 months after the start of recreational cannabis sales.
According to the poll, 57% of those in the state support cannabis legalization, with just 35% opposed; 54% voted in favor of Amendment 64.
In December – a month before the start of recreational cannabis sales in Colorado – Public Policy Polling found support for cannabis legalization to be at 53%, indicating that support has risen 4% in the past few months.
In the new poll, 61% of respondents stated that they feel cannabis legalization has either bettered the state, or has had little effect, with just 33% believing it has made the state “worse”.
Colorado earned over $2 million in tax revenue from legal recreational cannabis sales in January alone, from just 59 businesses.