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Medical Marijuana

Homeless numbers increase

23 Dec, 2014

Shelters say that the number of homeless people in Denver is increasing as people relocate to the city for access to medical marijuana. One shelter does a survey of 500 new out-of-towners who stayed there between July and September, and finds as many as 30 percent had relocated for pot. Retired plumber from Memphis who moved and got a job in a Colorado dispensary, working in exchange for weed:

Once I got here, the industry was good to me

Washington State shelters haven’t seen a rise in homeless associated with marijuana legalization.

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