Support for Legalization in Colorado Up Since Start of Recreational Cannabis Sales
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.