Legal Weed Convinced Over 150,000 People to Move to Colorado, Study Reports

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New data suggests that state-legal weed is causing waves of in-migration. After Colorado legalized, the population increased almost 8 percent the following year.

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Researchers from Italy and Spain set out to determine whether Americans wishing to relocate to another state deliberately choose their new home based upon the availability of legal cannabis. In order to test their theory, researchers looked at the state of Colorado, which they described as a “pioneering state” in the area of cannabis reform, having legalized medical marijuana in 2000 and adult-use in 2012.

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