In just a few short years, marijuana reform legislation has had a major impact. The nascent industry has created thousands of new jobs, generated billions of dollars in revenue, and filled state coffers with millions in tax money. With every passing day, attitudes on the controversial plant are evolving and changing, undoing the damage done by decades of federal prohibition little by little. That was very evident when most states with legal cannabis markets declared it essential and went to great lengths to ensure people still had access to their medical marijuana, especially immunocompromised individuals who had no choice but to self-isolate. Now, a new survey has uncovered that a portion of Americans finds homes in legal states with proximity to cannabis businesses to be more attractive compared to those with no access to cannabis. Published by real estate company Redfin, the study found that almost one-half of Americans, 46% to be exact, would prefer to live in locations that allowed cannabis rather than those that criminalized the drug.
CannabisNewsWire, 11/01/2021 04:20:00