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Old 12-28-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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I want to know why do some people who live in Colorado deny that the legalization of marijuana is causing the population boom? Honestly, you have to admit some people will move here for that besides employment and the lifestyle.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Probably because Colorado was growing before the marijuana laws were implemented. Maybe the laws have had a marginal effect on the growth rate, but it is a stretch to say they are behind the "boom" (which is really not a boom so much as an acceleration of an already brisk rate of growth).
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Boise
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Its not just the great scenery and lifestyle, but the opportunity that legal cannabis brings. I would guess that Washington has similar numbers. I say "just go with it..."
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Because it doesn't jive with the economic figures. Are there people moving here for pot? I'm sure there are, but the ones moving here for jobs outnumber them considerably. The state is expected to add another 65,000 new jobs next year.

Going back to the state's first official census in 1870 Colorado has never experienced a decline in total population.

If you ain't growin', you're dying.
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Is overgrowth of population bad?
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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because some people look at data as opposed to making baseless statements.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I honestly don't believe someone would move to Colorado just so they can smoke marijuana legally. In this day and age people can have marijuana delievered to their door thanks to "the dark net" with no risk at all. Providing they keep it in their home the chances of being arrested are slim. If they are busted the penalty is nothing to worry about providing they do not have felony levels (multiple ounces) in the house.

From what I understand the fact marijuana is legal does not mean you can smoke it and keep a job that prohibits employees from smoking it.

Seems to me the ONLY benefit of living in Colorado is you won't get a misdemeanor charge if caught with pot. Hardly seems like a reason to move.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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because some people look at data as opposed to making baseless statements.
Even if I looked at data, you will still denounce my opinion or lack there of one. There's no point getting around you.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Even if I looked at data, you will still denounce my opinion or lack there of one. There's no point getting around you.
That's absolutely inaccurate. I argue with you because you make statements without facts that are for the most part wrong.

Lets try this another way.....What evidence do you have to prove that pot is causing our population to boom?
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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That's absolutely inaccurate. I argue with you because you make statements without facts that are for the most part wrong.

Lets try this another way.....What evidence do you have to prove that pot is causing our population to boom?
You can still deny the links I posted as evidence your own sake. Legalization is good for increased economic activity. However, denying marijuana as part of the population boom is ridiculous.

How legal marijuana biz is boosting Denver's housing market - Jun. 4, 2015

https://mjbizdaily.com/colorados-can...-housing-boom/

https://www.cashinbis.com/cannabis-c...idential-boom/

http://www.thesmokingbud.com/busines...ng-boom-denver

With people moving here, there are bound to be more homeless people.

Legal marijuana drawing homeless to Colorado - CBS News

https://www.mainstreet.com/article/i...ulation/page/2

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ver-who-knows/
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