Study shows Denver residents want dispensaries, just not in their neighborhoods


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Earlier this year, a University of Colorado Denver study showed that medical marijuana stores had little impact on areas — no more so than coffee shops, the researchers found. But there’s apparently a lingering perception among the more affluent Not In My Backyard crowd that dispensaries don’t make good neighbors, whether it’s true or not.
That’s among the takeaways of a new CU Denver study, which determined that land-use regulations tend to push dispensaries into low-income neighborhoods. Denver Westword has more.