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One Month Before the Election, Colorado Marijuana Legalization Still Up Ten Points

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director October 9, 2012


    The University of Denver has just released a new poll of likely Colorado voters and the results are encouraging for marijuana law reform advocates. With just under a month until election day, Colorado’s Amendment 64, which aims to regulate marijuana like alcohol, is still enjoying a ten point lead in the polls.

    University of Denver polled 604 likely voters in Colorado between October 4th and 5th. They found that 50% were planning on voting yes on Amendment 64, with 40% stating they’d vote no and 10% still undecided. These numbers are holding steady when compared to the Denver Post’s previous polling on the issue in September which showed 51% support to 40% against.

    If you live in Colorado, be sure to get out to the polls on election day and vote YES on Amendment 64. We can end marijuana prohibition by taking this first crucial step in dismantling the drug war machine. Help us end the thousands of arrests in Colorado every year for marijuana possession and send a resounding message to the federal government that we will no longer tolerate their war against cannabis consumers.

    Also worth noting is that later today the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will be announcing they’ve received the support of over 300 physicians who have signed onto a letter stating their support for Amendment 64. This list includes notable physicians such as Dr. Larry Bedard, former president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and Dr. Bruce Madison, associate medical director of the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and vice-chair of the Council on Legislation for the Colorado Medical Society. You can read more this development here.

    You can read more about this poll here.

    Learn more about marijuana in the 2012 election by reading NORML’s voter guide, Smoke the Vote.

    26 responses to “One Month Before the Election, Colorado Marijuana Legalization Still Up Ten Points”

    1. Torch of God says:

      Please focus your efforts on AZ next az it is at the heart of the drug war and government corruption O:-)

    2. Stephen Daniel says:

      Way to go Colorado! Everybody get out and vote yes so we can stop destroying the country.

    3. Will S. says:

      This great news my friends. We are winning this battle we’ve just gotta keep doing what we’re doing. 2012 will be a year of a great awakening. We will all be better off once prohibition is lifted.

    4. Ll says:

      I read several articles about the three states that are about to (possibly) legalize marijuana. They mentioned the fact that Prohibitionists were screaming for support from Obama, but that he has been SILENT.

      What can he say? He’s a staunch Prohibitionist, but he doesn’t want to remind everyone this close to the election.

    5. stymie says:

      could I, hope it passess.

    6. St. Nick says:

      there is hope! yay =)-~~~

    7. Make sure you get out and vote its in our hands the people who will decide how this plant should be regulated!

    8. American Soldier says:

      As a member of the Armed Service, I wish the best for the success of Amendment 64. It’s about time that people recognize that marijuana is not any different than alcohol in the rationale of the politicians. It actually would be preferred by myself versus drinking and I hope Colorado is a step in the right direction.

    9. Phil E. Drifter says:

      Utah is the heart of the war against cannabis, utah was the first state to outlaw it, anywhere, ever, in 1916, yes the mormons were involved: http://tinyurl.com/1mn see also http://tinyurl.com/potconviction

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