- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Two months after marijuana sales became legal in Colorado, 57 percent of voters in the state think the drug should be legal, compared to 35 percent who think it should be illegal.

Still, 89 percent say they haven’t smoked or consumed any marijuana since Jan. 1, compared to eight percent who say they have and three percent who “don’t care to say,” according to a survey from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling (PPP).

“Colorado voters are generally having a positive reaction to marijuana being legal in the state,” said Dean Debnam, president of PPP. “There’s even more support for it now than there was when voters passed it at the ballot box 16 months ago.”

The ballot question to legalize marijuana sales in the state passed by approximately 10 percentage points, 55 percent to 45 percent, in November.

Thirty-one percent of voters surveyed say marijuana’s being legal has made the state better, 33 percent say it has made it worse and 30 percent say it hasn’t made a difference.

The survey of 568 registered voters was taken from March 13-16 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points. Eighty percent of the interviews were conducted by phone and 20 percent were conducted over the internet to reach people who don’t have landlines.

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