Projections by two Colorado television stations had state voters approving recreational marijuana use Tuesday night.
Both KUSA-TV and KDVR-TV said Amendment 64, which enables regulated and taxed use of the drug for people at least 21 years of age, similar to established regulation for alcohol.
Opponents of the measure told KDVR they conceded defeat on the issue as of 11 pm EST Tuesday night, with support for the amendment garnering 53 percent of the vote with 37 percent of precincts reporting.
The issue also received some national attention when a former narcotics officer now serving with the Colorado Department of Revenue told 60 Minutes the medicinal marijuana industry accounted for “over a million square feet of lease space” in Denver.
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