The students have spoken, or rather hacked, their desire to see marijuana made legal in the Mile “High” State.
The Campus Press exit poll, conducted outside Libby Hall, shows that students on campus almost unanimously supported Amendment 44 — the legalization of marijuana.
Some students, who waited for close to an hour to cast their vote, were exercising their civic duty solely to mark a yes on Amendment 44.
Molly McLaughlin, a junior international affairs major, said she was only going to vote for six propositions, one of which was Amendment 44.
“Weed should be legal,” McLaughlin said.
Two students waiting in line said they “got high” right before they came to vote. Both young men declined to identify themselves.
Frank Jamel, a freshman open-option major, said he wasn’t very informed on the different ballot measures except for Amendment 44 and Referendum I, both of which he voted yes on.
Other students said they also overwhelmingly supported Referendum I.
“I want equal rights for everyone,” said Will Phillips, a third year law student who voted yes on Referendum I.
Many students said they were well prepared to vote. Some came prepared with Blue Books in hand to help them navigate the ballot.
Lindsey Whipple, a freshman marketing major, said this was the first time she’s voted.
“It is important to vote,” Whipple said. “My vote counts.”
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