Poll: 49% of Coloradans say marijuana should be legal, taxed

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Nearly half of the state’s voters say all pot should be legalized and taxed, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports.

Roughtly 49 percent believe that marijuana should be legalized and taxed, while 39 percent disagree and 13 percent are undecided, According to the telephone survey of 500 likely Colorado voters,

Colorado men are more supportive than women of the idea, and Democrats and independents view the idea more favorably than Republicans.

In a similar survey conducted nationwide a year ago, Rasmussen found that 41 percent of voters supported legalizing and taxing marijuana.

Sales of medical marijuana are permitted in Colorado under a state constitutional amendment passed in 2000, even though possession of the drug remains illegal.

One Response to Poll: 49% of Coloradans say marijuana should be legal, taxed

  1. I am in the employment industry, and although this is only a poll, this does nothing for employers trying to reduce on the job accidents, absenteeism and creation of hiring policies that support developing the best work environment for their employees. Penny wise and pound foolish in my opinion.

    Laura Hardin
    May 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm