A survey published Monday by real estate brokerage firm Redfin found that 46% of respondents would “prefer to live” or “will only live” in a place where cannabis is legalized broadly. Just 22% of respondents “would not” or “prefer not to” live in a place where cannabis is allowed for adult-use.
Another 32% of survey respondents said they didn’t care whether cannabis was legal or not when deciding where they wanted to live.
Redfin’s poll found 34% of respondents — the highest majority — preferred to live where cannabis for adult use is no longer prohibited; 12% of those polled said they would only live in a place where cannabis is fully legal.
Just 10% of the 1,023 survey-takers said they would not live in a place where cannabis is legal, with 12% saying they would prefer not to.
The survey included people who had moved to new metro areas since March 2020.
A survey published in March found similar results with 46% of respondents in the poll — by insurance comparison company the Zebra — saying they would purchase a house within one mile of a cannabis dispensary. That survey also found that home prices in Colorado and Washington state have doubled since 2012, when the states legalized cannabis for adult-use, and that home prices grew at rates above the national average, post-legalization, in 60% of states, including Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Michigan, Maine, and Nevada.
A RE/MAX report focused on Canadian real estate last year found cannabis legalization increased home prices and led to home shortages in some regions.
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