In the time cannabis has been re-legal in Colorado the idea has continued gaining supporters.
Nearly six out of ten Coloradans say that they support keeping retail marijuana production and sales legal, according to statewide polling data provided by Quinnipiac University. The figure is a five percent increase in support since voters approved the law in November 2012. A September 2014 statewide NBC News/Marist College poll previously reported that 55 percent of Coloradoans favored the law.
Men and younger voters were most likely to support legalization. Voters ages 18 to 34 overwhelmingly favored state law (86 percent to 16 percent) while 50 percent of those ages 55 and older opposed it. Male voters supported the legalization by a margin of 63 percent to 33 percent, while women favored the law by a margin of 53 percent to 44 percent.
According to newly released figures by the Colorado Department of Revenue, retail sales of marijuana totaled just under $700 million in Colorado in 2014 – the first full year during which sales of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes were allowed.
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