Weed, man. What a discovery. It can ease aches and pains and even make a George Lopez stand-up set funny. Miracle drug. I’ve smoked so much ganja at this point, I literally can’t remember my childhood. I could be adopted, I don’t know. Wouldn’t change it for the world, though, because if my childhood is anything like my adulthood, I haven’t really accomplished all that much.
In these United States of America, whacky tobaccy is legal in four states and the District of Columbia. Alaska allows people 21 years and older transport, buy or possess up to an ounce of marijuana and six plants, according to Governing.com. Oregon voters approved a similar measure–allowing people to posses up to an ounce of marijuana in public and 8 ounces in their homes. Colorado and Washington also passed marijuana legislation back in 2012.
With weed’s population growing, Estately mapped out which states are most enthused about the cheeba. To do this, they gave each state a score from 1-100 based on the final five criteria.
- Marijuana users—percentage of people reporting marijuana use in the previous month (source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- Marijuana affordability—average cost of high quality and low quality marijuana (source: PriceofWeed.com)
- Interest in Marijuana—Cannabis-related Google searches (source: Google Trends)
- Legal status of marijuana—recreational, medicinal, decriminalized, illegal (source: Drug Policy Alliance)
- Publicly expressed interest in Marijuana—Facebook interest in marijuana-themed publications—High Times, Cannabis Now Magazine, 420 Magazine, Cannabis Culture, SKUNK Magazine (source: Facebook user data)
Here are the results:
Predictably, Colorado is the place to be if you like that electric puha–not only is it legal, but it has the most weed-related Google searches, the highest percentage of residents who smoked in the past month (11.45%), and it has the third most affordably priced weed in the entire country.
Meanwhile, I’m getting hosed for weed prices here in New York. I guess the convenience of having it delivered to your door requires a premium.
All this weed talk got me feeling some type of way: