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How to Choose Your New Legal Cannabis Home

October 23, 2018
There are currently 10* places in the United States where recreational cannabis is legal. Cannabis enthusiasts who live in these legal locations enjoy the peace of mind that springs from the understanding that when they enjoy a bit of herb, they’re doing so free from persecution.

If you’ve ever considered moving to such a carefree place, you may have mused, “which recreational, legal cannabis state should I move to?”

The decision isn’t so simple, each location is unique and has its own special perks. Of course, much of the factors in a big move is subjective—what is a pro to some may be considered a con to others.

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In this series, we’ll explore the characteristics of each state to help you choose your new legal cannabis home for the better.

*Note: Washington DC is not included in this state guide. 

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Rae Lland

Rae Lland is a freelance writer, journalist, and former editor for Weedist and The Leaf Online. With a focus on culture, music, health, and wellness, in addition to her work for Leafly, she has also been featured in numerous online cannabis publications as well as print editions of Cannabis Now Magazine. Follow her on Instagram @rae.lland

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  • Uncle Scroge

    If we don’t get it legalized here in Michigan (and eventually the US), I’m moving to Canada too.

  • paulsilvan

    Washington DC also has legal cannabis and it’s widely available through initiative 71 compliant sources.

  • Cindy

    Hmm. Yes USA seems very confused. Sessions and those with closed minds need to gooo!

    • Brandon Heller

      Trump was right about Sessions. He’s a dick. Barr is an improvement.

  • BruceIshikawa

    These dicks who are running the country want any excuse to bar any “foreigner” from crossing “their” borders. They have this irrational fear of losing the privileges they don’t deserve…

  • When marijuana prohibition ends, we will be breaking international law and treaties signed by the US government. The United Nations could send in troops to gun us all down. It’s long past time to get US out of the UN. Tell your representatives in Congress to stop voting for funding.

  • Brandon Heller

    The feds don’t have a police force. Even the federal government under a conservative President has lost its will to enforce these unjust laws. They’re on their way out. If you’re a drug cartel, worry but if you are using small amounts you have nothing to worry about federally.