Americans prefer to live in states where marijuana is legal, survey shows

Written by on 22 October, 2021

A survey published by real estate firm Redfin found that Americans prefer to live in states where marijuana is legal, rather than where cannabis users are still criminalized.

That’s right, specifically, the query found that 46% of respondents would prefer to live or would only live in a place where cannabis is legalized across the board. While only 22% of participants said they would not want or would prefer not to live in a place where adult-use marijuana is allowed.

Likewise, 32% of survey respondents said they don’t care about the marijuana issue when it comes to choosing where to live.

This Redfin Real Estate consultation, conducted in August, involved 1,023 U.S. residents who moved into a new home during the 18 months before the survey.

Undoubtedly, the legalization of marijuana is having an impact in several areas, including home values. Research published a few months ago by Clever Real Estate, based on Zillow data and U.S. Census information, concluded that between 2017 and 2019 “the value of homes for sale increased $6,338 more in states where marijuana is legal in some form compared to states that have not legalized marijuana.”


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