Colorado loves marijuana

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 1, 2009 3:57 pm

We already know Breckenridge loves it, as well as dozens of other ski towns across the country. Is the whole state of Colorado sharing the love though? In a recent telephone poll taken across the state, 500 random people were asked if they would vote yes or no on a proposal to legalize medical marijuana. In the poll, which has a margin of error of 4.38 percent, 64 percent of respondents said “yes” to the proposal, with 34 percent saying they would be a “strong yes.”

Matt Brown, executive director of Coloradoans for Medical Mariijuana Regulation, said: “There’s vast public support for responsibly regulated medical marijuana.” However, there are always two sides to every argument as we can see with the Republican Attorney General John Suthers. “It’s easy to say in a vacuum that voters support the type of medical marijuana distribution system that the dispensary owners advocate, but the devil is in the details,” Suthers said. “Once the voters understand the full extent that the current system is being abused to allow healthy young people to procure marijuana, they will be much less likely to support it.”

It will be interesting to see how the world of medical marijuana, (and just plain old marijuana) shifts in the next five to ten years. Feel free to comment on your opinions…the floor is open.