A new Rasmussen poll indicates legalization of marijuana in a “similar manner to the way alcohol and tobacco cigarettes are currently regulated” has majority support both nationally and in Colorado.
At least one initiative legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use will be on the Colorado ballot.
Recent national polls have shown near or slight majorities for legalization (Rasmussen 56% and Gallup 50%).
However, in an early May survey (non-robo poll) of California voters found only 46 percent supported legalization, about the percentage legalization received in the 2010 defeat of a statewide legalization initiative.
Opponents to Colorado legalization have just started to organize behind Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck. Proponents have already raised more than $2 million to get the initiative on the ballot.
Rasmussen: 61% in Colorado favor legalizing, regulating marijuana
Rasmussen: 56% favor legalizing, regulating marijuana
Los Angeles Times: Most California voters don’t support legalizing pot, poll finds