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Old 08-19-2015, 08:08 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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While WA State has legalized pot, there are many cities (mostly in Eastern WA), that do not allow it. For example, you can not buy it in The Tri-Cities. Walla Walla, about an hour to the southeast, is set to open up a shop soon.
Same in CO. Denver, Pueblo, Boulder sell it. But you can't buy recreational MJ in Colorado Springs. Kind of like the old "dry counties".
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The OP wouldn't like it here though because this region of the state isn't liberal. It kind of goes with the terittory...liberal places tend to love their weed.
This is a very Western state opinion.

A lot of liberal places back east are totally nanny state and marijuana is bad for you, mmmkay? So there is a lot of resistance to the reform of marijuana laws and liberals have never met a prohibitory law they didn't like.

Then, in a lot of parts of the east especially Appalachia, conservative as can be, such as eastern Kentucky, there is quite a bit of weed. Of course they don't want to legalize it any more than they want to legalize moonshine for obvious reasons.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:26 AM
 
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States that have legalized pot get lots of headlines, but there are also counties in various states that have excellent growing conditions and revolving door ,slap on the wrist, crooked courts, that have prevalent pot culture even though it will never be legalized there.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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It will eventually be legalized everywhere.
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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This is a very Western state opinion.

A lot of liberal places back east are totally nanny state and marijuana is bad for you, mmmkay? So there is a lot of resistance to the reform of marijuana laws and liberals have never met a prohibitory law they didn't like.

Then, in a lot of parts of the east especially Appalachia, conservative as can be, such as eastern Kentucky, there is quite a bit of weed. Of course they don't want to legalize it any more than they want to legalize moonshine for obvious reasons.
I just found this article/survey that is quite interesting. Some nanny state type states back east such as Rhode Island and Vermont actually have the highest marijuana use in the country.

Not surprisingly the West is the overall top region for weed with (not surprisingly) a major exception of Utah. One red state in the West has an unusually high marijuana use rate (and has recently legalized it). That state is Alaska, although it is more of a libertarian leaning state, than a bible belt type of conservative.

Speaking of rhe bible belt (including Appalachia) the politically conservative South does in fact have the lowest pot use and I would predict will be the last region to legalize it.
Where Americans smoke marijuana the most - The Washington Post
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Well we have a pretty prevalent pot culture, seeing as how it won public poles, and even the capital, Santa Fe, has decriminalized. I could throw a dart at a map of ABQ, and chances are high that it will land on a house full of stoners. Though I suppose there is a chance it could land on a meth lab...
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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I would guess

#1. Colorado Washington and Oregon
#2. New England states
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