Chicago ranks high on the list of top weed cities

CHICAGO, IL — “Sweet Home Chicago” may soon be replaced by “Weed Home Chicago.”

A new Real Estate Witch poll places Chicago 15th on its list of 50 best cities for weed.

The results were based on several factors, including the legality of marijuana, the price of an ounce of high-quality marijuana, the number of dispensaries per 100,000 people, the number of Taco Bells per 100,000 people, the number of festivals music and even hiking trails.

The researchers said Chicago may not have a strong cannabis-related tourism industry, but it has plenty of fun things to do while high.

Chicago has 28% more hiking trails and 49% more music festivals than other cities in the study.

The study also noted that Lollapalooza festival-goers helped set a state record of $128 million in recreational marijuana sales in 2021 after weed was legalized in Illinois.

The researchers add that 60% of Americans think marijuana should be legalized for recreational use and 91% support its legalization in some form.

Thirty-five states have legalized weed for medical purposes while 18 states long along with the District of Columbia have legalized it for recreational use.

Denver is the top city in the nation for stoners and weed culture with Portland, Sacramento, Las Vegas and San Jose rounding out the top five spots.

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