Medicinal marijuana became legal in 2010, and 10 years later, recreational marijuana was legalized. Therefore, Arizona has become one of 19 states where recreational cannabis is legal, and one of 37 states where medicinal marijuana is legal.
At GreenPharms, we have seen an uptick in dispensary growth due to customers with out-of-state licenses who come through our doors. We believe that this is due in part to the increase in people moving to Arizona, and in part due to people visiting the state and having access to legal weed.
According to Arizona’s Economy, The Census Bureau reported an 11.9 percent increase in the state’s population since 2010—the year medicinal marijuana became legalized. The Census Bureau reported that Arizona was at over seven million residents in 2020. Thus, there is proof that the cannabis industry is growing our economy in impactful ways.. Since recreational use was legalized, GreenPharms reported a 14% increase in sales at both its Mesa and Flagstaff dispensaries.
How is the cannabis industry impacting the community?
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