The Colorado ‘Green Rush’ is Real.
No matter what they call themselves, though, all these people have one thing in common: they’re part of the massive wave of people currently flooding into Colorado to enjoy the benefits of legal recreational and medicinal marijuana.
In fact, so many people have been moving to Colorful Colorado lately that it’s become one of the fastest-growing states in the country—number three to be precise, coming in right behind North Dakota (who would’ve guessed?!) 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’s an especially important time period for Colorado, since those are the months immediately 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 to an ever growing number of happy stoners and potheads. According to official stats, 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, as 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, that 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 that 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 explosive population growth is any indication, legalizing pot for recreational use is a successful and hugely popular idea. With thousands and thousands of people moving into the state all the time, John Denver’s vision of a Rocky Mountain high is becoming a reality for tons of new Coloradans.