Many Americans now desire to reside in a state where “marijuana is fully legal,” according to a new survey by housing company Redfin.
In the survey of people who recently moved, 46% of respondents said that they would either “prefer” to live in a jurisdiction where cannabis was legal or that they would “only” live in a state with legalized cannabis. 22% of respondents did not want to reside in a legalized cannabis state. 32% of respondents had no opinion.
Studies have previously reported that cannabis legalization is correlated with increased property values, NORML stated.
Data reported in July concluded, “[T]here is strong evidence that legalization drives higher property values — particularly in areas that allow recreational marijuana and welcome retail dispensaries. … These investments can improve quality of life in communities across the nation while attracting tourism and new residents who drive real estate demand.”
Separate data have shown that states experienced spikes in tourism following adult-use (recreational) marijuana legalization.