79% of Americans live in a county with legal cannabis dispensary: report – WOODTV.com

(NewsNation) — Although marijuana is illegal under federal law, 54% of Americans live in a state where recreational use of marijuana is legal, according to an analysis from the Pew Research Center.

The analysis revealed that 74% of Americans live in a state where marijuana is legal for either medical or recreational use. Additionally, 79% of Americans live in a county with at least one marijuana dispensary.

There are nearly 15,000 cannabis dispensaries in the U.S., according to the analysis.

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California has more dispensaries than any other state, with 3,659 dispensaries “more than double the amount in the next closed state.”

A quarter of all marijuana dispensaries in the U.S. are in California and 99.5% of Californians have at least one dispensary in their county.

“Los Angeles County has more dispensaries (1,481) than any state other than California itself,” Pew found.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma holds the record for most medical marijuana dispensaries per capita with 36 shops for every 100,000 residents.

The analysis found that one in five dispensaries across the county are “located within 20 miles of a state border,”

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