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Poll: More than half of Colorado voters disapprove of recreational pot

Poll: More than half of Colorado Voters disapprove recreatio

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A poll conducted by Suffolk University and USA Today found more than 50 percent of Colorado voters do not approve of the legalization of recreational marijuana.

The poll studied key issues for Coloradans as the race heats up between Democrat incumbent Mark Udall and Republican challenger Cory Gardner for U.S. senate. 

The poll found that 50.2 percent of voters disapproved of legalizing recreational marijuana, while 46 percent said they do approve of the decision.

Voters in 2012 passed Amendment 64, which made recreational marijuana legal across the state.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated's The Monday Morning Quarterback, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning referenced the issue when asked if he votes.

Manning owns more than a dozen Papa John's Pizza franchises in Colorado.

"Pizza business is pretty good out here, believe it or not, due to some recent law changes. So when you come to a different place, you've kind of got to learn everything that comes with it," said Manning in an interview with The MMQB.

Jared Baca said he doesn't like that recreational marijuana was legalized because as a father of three, he worries it will give him children easier access to the drug.

Tracy Elias, with Marisol Therapeutics in Pueblo, said the pot shop has been well received in the community.

She questioned the accuracy of the latest poll.

"I think it depends on where you are actually getting your statistics from. From business that we have and what we see, I don't think that's completely true," said Elias.

Suffolk University and USA Today also looked at other issues, including the "Obama Factor."


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