The Colorado ‘Green Rush’ is Real.
They are called many names: Ganjapreneurs. Cannabis Cowboys. Marijuana Refugees. No matter what they call themselves, they have one thing in common. They are part of a massive wave of people currently flooding into Colorado to enjoy the benefits of legal marijuana.
In fact, so many people have been moving to Colorful Colorado lately that it is one of the fastest-growing states in the country. Number three to be precise, coming in right behind North Dakota and Texas.
A new report published on The Denver City Page reported that more than 200,000 people moved to the state between 2013 and 2014.
That is an important time for Colorado since those are the months following the state’s 2012 decision to legalize recreational pot and its January 1, 2014, implementation of the new law.
Since the beginning of 2014, dispensaries around the state have been selling insane amounts of weed. Each new month sells more pot than the previous month.
This past August, Colorado set a new record for the amount of money generated from recreational sales. Dispensaries raked in more $100 million.
Moving to Colorado in search of good weed is definitely not a new idea. It’s become such a huge trend. In fact, since the state began selling recreational pot back in 2014, entire industries have sprung up around helping people move into the state.
One group called Moving to Colorado for Marijuana claims its goal is “to assist people with finding the right home to rent or buy in Colorado Springs in order to access medical marijuana.”
If Colorado’s population growth is any indication, legalizing pot for recreational use is a successful move. With thousands of people moving into the state, John Denver’s vision of a Rocky Mountain high is becoming a reality.