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Poll: Year of Legalized Pot Hasn't Changed Minds
Posted by CN Staff on December 28, 2014 at 19:20:51 PT
By Kevin Simpson, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- A year of legalized recreational marijuana hasn't changed many Coloradans' minds on the groundbreaking shift  though more than one-third say the state's reputation has taken a hit, according to a SurveyUSA poll done for The Denver Post.More than 90 percent of the respondents who voted in the 2012 election on Amendment 64  the measure allowing adults to legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana passed 54.8 percent to 45.1 percent  said they would vote the same way today.
"I'd say there's still a lot of work to be done, especially if the priority is to keep it out of the hands of children and away from drivers, to make sure people are not driving intoxicated," said Dan Berlau, a 35-year-old poll respondent from Denver who voted for legalization and would do so again. "But despite those shortcomings, in general, people who worried the sky would fall have been proved wrong."When it comes to gauging how people around the country view Colorado in the wake of the vote, 38 percent indicated that the new state law has negatively impacted that impression, compared with 31 percent who felt the measure improved the state's image and 22 percent who said it had no impact.Conversation with out-of-state relatives and others has led 59-year-old poll respondent Denise Willey of Golden to lament the way legalization has made her home state the butt of never-ending jokes  from late-night television hosts to people she has encountered on the street."Just the constant 'mile high' references they think are funny I find sometimes offensive," said Willey. "It used to be because of our beautiful surroundings, but now people use that term because of legalized marijuana. I think it's sad where we've gone."SnippedComplete Article: http://drugsense.org/url/xVK3os8RNewshawk: The GCWSource: Denver Post (CO)Author: Kevin Simpson, The Denver PostPublished: December 28, 2014Copyright: 2014 The Denver Post Website: http://www.denverpost.com/Contact: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews   -- Cannabis  Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/cannabis.shtml 
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Comment #1 posted by Oleg the Tumor on December 31, 2014 at 08:54:50 PT
Fear of freedom-a Sign of Victimhood.
"Just the constant 'mile high' references they think are funny I find sometimes offensive," said Willey. "It used to be because of our beautiful surroundings, but now people use that term because of legalized marijuana. I think it's sad where we've gone."This person would apparantly prefer the certainty of a thriving prison industry (and the collateral broken lives) over her own subjective perception of The State of Colorado's reputation.What is wrong with this picture? How can such people be reasoned with?Is it that hard to walk away and mind your own business?A copy of my medical records sit in a file cabinet nearby.It is 6" thick and has considerable heft.One of these days, I am going to corner some ignoid and beat them over the head with it.Its bad enough having a neurology "with progression of disease".Somehow it feels even worse knowing that the accomplishment that was 1776 is being undone by a criminally-induced systemic dysfunction posing as a Congress, looking after equally criminal "American Interests" all over the globe.Through it all, keeping your personal integrity is far more important to your overall happiness than caving in . . .FREE THE PRISONER OF SCHEDULE ONE!
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