The Washington Times - January 3, 2014, 12:24PM

Puff, puff … nah, I’ll pass: That’s apparently the sentiment of half of likely voters in the country as Colorado begins the public sale of marijuana for recreational use this week.

Forty-one percent of likely U.S. voters favor the legalization of recreational marijuana use in their states,according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports. Fifty percent are opposed.

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Most, however, do approve of the use of the drug for medicinal purposes.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on Jan. 2 and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.