Sunday, May 26, 2024

Which Cities Consume The Most Marijuana

It’s popular – but where is it the most and least consumed – here are the cities and how they rank with marijuana

Recreational weed is in legal in 24 states, DC and some territories. Over 50% of their country has access to gummies, vapes and special chocolates without breaking the law. Thirty-eight states have medical marijuana, which the American Medical Association, and the federal departments of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration have stated science is clearl it has medical benefits. So which cities consume the most marijuana, making use of this voter privilege? California remains the Golden State for consumers, with 94 cities scoring in the top half of the ranking, six which finished in the top 10.

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The company LawnStarter decided to find out which city consumes the most. The study compared nearly 300 of the biggest U.S. cities (where recreational marijuana use is legal) based on 6 categories. They considered legality, access to dispensaries, weed delivery services, and more among 17 total metrics. It is no surprise then the OG of the movment and ranking number one is Los Angeles.  It has a nearly 29-point lead over San Francisco. the creativity community is big on the healthier marijuana over alcohol. It doesn’t even rank in the top 10 drinking metros.

Which Cities Consume The Most Marijuana

The original hippie and free love Mecca of San Francisco rates number two. Las Vegas, also known as Sin City for the gambling, drinking, over the top shows and more is number three.  Vegas is home to one of the largest dispensaries in the country and soon will have Cannabition, a major elevated immersive experience. With Colorado being one of the first to go fully legal, it is no surprise its biggest city Denver is next.  While common sense says New York should be number one, the chaos the state’s rollout has cost the state millions in revenue.  Currently legal dispensaries in the state are close to 100 while illicit ones are over 2,000.

The next 5 are

  • San Diego, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Santa Ana, CA

Connecticut, Illinois, and Washington are still playing catch up.  Only Chicago (38) and Seattle (No. 106) can in the top part of the ranking.  Weird laws and high taxes are big blocks.

At the bottom of the list are cities which, despite it being legal – they just don’t have the infrastructure.  Which is too bad as it means states governments are losing hefty tax income.  Here are bottom 10 cities on the list.

  • Federal Way, WA
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Cicero, IL
  • Kent, WA
  • Elgin, IL
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Bloomington, IL8
  • Elizabeth, NJ
  • Springfield, IL
  • Rockford, IL

What is interesting, Wisconsin has 7 of the top 10 cities for drinking.

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