Poll: One in five Coloradans has tried marijuana since legalization

After the drug was legalized, 19% of Coloradans reported using it, including almost a quarter of all male respondents, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

The number is higher than the 15% of Coloradans who told the same pollsters in August 2013 that they planned to try pot once recreational sales began.

This statistic has been on the rise: The poll in February 2014 found that 10% of Coloradans had tried pot post legalization; the number was 15% in April.