Yes, Denver is called the “Mile High City” and yes marijuana is legal. Not surprisingly, Colorado peaked at the summit of the Movato Real Estate “Highest City in the U.S.” survey of cities and towns across the United States.
Movato.com says it took into account a large body of data, including the number of medical (and recreational) dispensaries, how many medical pot licenses are issued and whether or not adult use is legal. While it is not hard to determine that Denver is the highest city based on that criteria, we wonder what the researchers were smoking (or not) when they came up with their results
Movato ranked the following ten cities out of a list of dozens and came up with these (not so surprising) results:
1. Denver, CO
2. Colorado Springs, CO
3. Seattle, WA
4. San Bernardino, CA
5. Aurora, CO
6. Santa Ana, CA
7. Irvine, CA
8. San Francisco, CA
9. Sacramento, CA
10. Los Angeles, CA
The survey also took into account other important life factors like the number of head shops and the number of marijuana-related festivals and events.
“After an amount of research that would seem like the most seriously difficult thing ever to a habitual toker, we concluded that, yes, the Mile-High City really is the best place for getting high in the 50 states-but it’s not alone.”
Well, it seems to have have been too much “difficult” work for the brains at Movato, considering they included data that somehow shows places like Winston-Salem, North Carolina has more dispensaries than Denver. Someone must have forgotten to tell them that marijuana in all forms remains illegal in North Carolina, as well as Florida, Texas, Minnesota and a host of other state somehow included in the list as having medical dispensaries.
“Contrary to what you might think, no drugs were necessary when it came to figuring out how we could possibly rank America’s cities in terms of pot-friendliness,” the website boasts. “In fact, just as with our other Big Deal Lists, this was a fairly serious, data-driven affair. Sure, we may be squares, but we’re proud of it.”
Really? Because it seems like you all got high for your first time and decided to slap together a survey to latch on to the media hype around marijuana.