Poll: Most Coloradans believe pot law hurts state image; young voters mostly disagree

  • Article by: NICHOLAS RICCARDI , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 10, 2014 - 10:40 AM

DENVER — Colorado voters still support the state law that legalized recreational marijuana, but most believe it is hurting the image of the state, according to a new poll released Monday.

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getcrazyFeb. 10, 1411:18 AM

I don't think it hurts their image at all. They're not part of wasting $41 billion a year in a "war" on something as unstoppable as the sea. They're not part of arresting 750,000 Americans every single year for pot crimes. They're not part of the expansion of the industrial prison complex where tax payers pay to house "criminals" so they can do labor for companies below minimum wage. If Colorado isn't any part of they they're doing something right.

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Truckman182Feb. 10, 1411:27 AM

No what we need in this country is more unmotivated workers sitting around getting stoned. They should legalize in all 50 states and our race to the bottom will continue....

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timetofaceitFeb. 10, 1412:52 PM

Silly people. Do you think our politicians are concerned with the majority? It's all about minorities, special interests, political correctness, and catering to those who are here illegally. We are officially cooked as a nation. All this has be moving in super speed under our community activist in charge. Neat huh? Liberals have doomed America.

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thepointFeb. 10, 14 1:51 PM

Yes, it's an image problem. But only with the folks who might have traveled there to spend millions of their dollars in tourism; or who might have considered sending their children to college there; or others who may have considered booking national conferences in Colorado; etc., etc. Definitely NOT an image problem though with those heading there to get stoned; others who are looking to score enough to carry back to their "dry" state; or those with enough time to dream about having it legalized in their state. All arguments about the high cost of enforcement aside, two wrongs don't make a right.

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tituspulloFeb. 10, 14 3:21 PM

Truckman182Feb. 10, 1411:27 AM No what we need in this country is more unmotivated workers sitting around getting stoned___________Congress is smoking weed?

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oldsasquatchFeb. 10, 14 3:33 PM

I think they have a bigger image problem by aiding and abbetting over 200,000 illegal aliens.

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adliblogFeb. 10, 14 6:44 PM

Congress is smoking weed? *** No the purist's preference is for pure cocaine. The percentage of Congressional reps in the majority using it dramatically exceeds the welfare recipients they seek to have drug tested as condition for receiving food support. Ironically, if this epitomizes hypocrisy then the ones with the safest seats (i.e. the most intolerant) are probably the most corrupt and hypocritical.

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adliblogFeb. 10, 14 6:55 PM

I'm glad Colorado went for it. The two Superbowl teams came from States which had legalized marijuana, although I'm sure MN won't bite until legalization guarantees us a Superbowl victory. Seriously though, kudos to Colorado for making themselves a laboratory for testing certain assumptions we've long held about pot. Is it a "gateway" drug to other "illegal" drugs? Is it kind to deprive the Mexican drug cartels of such a profitable revenue source? What's the best way to administer consequences to those causing harm while under the influence?

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