Amendment 64 voting map in Denver: Greatest support in areas with most dispensaries

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The Denver Elections Division has released a map graphically depicting support in the city for Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act -- and the results are fascinating. For instance, many of the areas with the most medical marijuana dispensaries voted for the measure in the highest percentages. See the map below.

As you can see, we've included two versions of the map -- an image directly below, as well as a .pdf that makes it easier to enlarge.

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The map shows that support for the measure (appropriately graded in shades of green) was seldom lower than 40 percent throughout the city. However, those neighborhoods whose favorable votes were in the 70-100 percent range, represented by the darkest hues, fall along the axes of Colfax, Broadway and north Federal -- areas where the number of medical marijuana dispensaries is large.

Is there a correlation? Impossible to say without a lot more information and additional research. But there's little evidence on the map of horror-story scenarios originally sketched by MMJ retail opponents -- that centers would be bad neighbors and crime magnets. Judging by this graphic, people who live in the vicinity of multiple dispensaries were more likely to back a broadening of marijuana availability, rather than maintaining the status quo.

Here's the .pdf of the Denver Elections Division map:

Amendment 64 Denver Map Final Unofficial Results

More from our Marijuana archive: "Amendment 64's Brian Vicente on how act might be challenged, why he doubts it will be."

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WTFK
WTFK

You're thinking too hard. It's probably very likely that the dispensaries are there because the customers are there, and the votes are there...because the customers are there....

johnlifebooks
johnlifebooks

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nemopunk15
nemopunk15 topcommenter

A Map showing where Donkey was least effective!

 

I love it!

 

Choke on it you sad little troll!

sporobolus
sporobolus

to the question posed in the article, yes, there is clearly a correlation; perhaps you meant to ask how strong is the correlation and does it stem from an actual relationship between the factors?  #statisticsfail

 

SHREDDY
SHREDDY

you people are idiots

HonkeyDotay
HonkeyDotay

I hope they open a legal store right next to my house

jabuhrer
jabuhrer

It'd be kinda nice if we could see this map with high enough resolution to actually read the details.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

85 localities -- cities / counties -- have already BANNED ALL "medical" marijuana dispensaries.

 

How many of them are going to allow recreational retail pot shops?

 

LOL!

 

 

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

So much for the idiotic canard that dispensaries detract in any way from the neighborhoods in which they are located!  Are you paying attention, Paul Lopez?  Over the course of the past few years, we have heard from a relative handful of people who have fixed notions of what is good for their own neighborhoods that do not comport with the facts.  The electoral revelation that dispensaries' neighbors provided their strongest support should finally lay to rest claims that dispensaries are in any way bad for neighborhoods!

chris
chris

That is a very green map!

bedwardsb
bedwardsb

 @johnlifebooks

 You might want to wait as there has not been any laws crafted yet for this.  Earliest I have seen predicted is 2014.  That is if the Federal government does not put a halt to it. It is still illegal under federal laws.  I personally would have thought that since President Obama was such a big fan on marijuana in his high school and college days, he would tell his justice dept not to pursue any violations of the law in regards to marijuana.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

 @jabuhrer If you click on the magnification function on the .pdf, you can increase the size as much as you'd like. Thanks for the post, jabhurer.

mattleising
mattleising

@DonkeyHotay I'd go with the localities that haven't banned it probably but I think everyone is still waiting for the Feds response on that one

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @RobertChase 

 

"I wrote that Vick's VapoRub contains methamphetamine, and the statement is true." -- Robert Chase

sporobolus
sporobolus

 @michael.roberts  @jabuhrer of course you could just post a link directly to the source, rather than force readers to use the awkward, ad-driven Scribd interface … 

 

http://www.denvergov.org/clerkandrecorder/ClerkandRecorder/ElectionsVoting/CurrentElectionResults/UnofficlalElectionResultsMaps/tabid/443057/Default.aspx

 

in fact, if you look at several of those maps, despite the varying sensitivity of the map shades, they all show a similar pattern — support for 64 correlates very well with support for Obama, 2a, 3a and Diana Degette; could it be that dispensaries were simply more likely to open in locations where more left-leaning voters already lived?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @ccapra  

 

85 cities / counties in Colorado, that's who.

 

 

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

 @DonkeyHotay You have made a hundred times as many inaccurate posts as I have -- you deliberately post lies, over and over again, and have never admitted that any of your claims have been false, whereas I freely admit it when I make a mistake.  With regard to your irrelevant quote, it suffices to (again) note that while Vick's VapoRub doesn't contain methamphetamine, a very closely related product, Vick's VapoInhaler, does.  What does this have to do with the subject at hand?

mattleising
mattleising

@DonkeyHotay @RobertChase "Soldiers are murderers," "Police officers are all pigs," "Anyone involved in MMJ in any way is involved in the "black market" and should be prosecuted." -DonkeyHotay

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @RobertChase 

 

"I agree that [A64] should not be called a 'legalization initiative'".

-- Robert Chase

 

 

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