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.