[Categories: Marijuana. Colorado. Conservative thought.]
The people of Colorado approved Amendment 64 to the state constitution in Nov. 2012, allowing personal use and commercial sale/regulation of marijuana. (Wikipedia.) Legal consumption and sale went into effect 1 January 2014.
According to Wikipedia (previous link) 55.32% (1,383,139) voted for the amendment, 44.68% (1,116,894) voted against, a difference of 10.64%. The total vote was 2,500,033. This is a difference of 266,245. If 133,123 had voted against instead of for, the outcome would have been different (after a recount no doubt). 133,123 is 5.3% of those who voted (.05325).
The electorate (registered voters) Nov. 2012 was 3,647,082 (of the est. 5,189,458 total population). (Should we give two-year-olds the vote?) Turnout was a seemingly decent 68.55%. 133,123 is 3.65% of the electorate, 2.6% of the total population (two-year-olds included).
The people have spoken, people. Get over it.
Following is the Wikipedia chart I referenced (previous link).
Light up, turn on, and mellow thyself.