Voters in nine states — including Massachusetts and Maine — have enacted laws to replace marijuana prohibition with sensible regulation for adults 21 and older. We’ve had several years to see how regulating marijuana like alcohol is working. Colorado and Washington — which were the first two states to regulate marijuana, in 2012 — have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and created tens of thousands of jobs. And, as a report from the Cato Institute noted, “The absence of significant adverse consequences [from these laws] is especially striking given the sometimes dire predictions made by legalization opponents.”
|Colorado and Washington: Life After Legalization and Regulation (PDF)|
|Colorado Business Outlook (PDF)|
Nearly two out of three Connecticut residents support regulating marijuana for adults. A 2015 survey by Quinnipiac University found that 63% of voters support this proposal, with only 34% opposed.
Connecticut voters aren't alone. A 2018 Gallup poll found that two out of three Americans support legalization.
|2015 Quinnipiac University Poll (PDF)|