I don’t even need to advertise the shop, because I get 50 or 60 visitors each day.
I wasn’t exactly excited when legal cannabis laws were passed in the state of Colorado. I tried to fight the drug from being legalized, but more than half of the population voted to approve legalizing recreational marijuana in 2012. I was worried that recreational marijuana would turn Denver into a crime-filled city, but it has actually had the opposite effect. Not only are the crime rates much lower, but the amount of tourism has doubled in the past five years. Since recreational marijuana was legalized, my sales have been through the roof. I never had a huge amount of business and foot traffic, so I was forced to spend a lot of money on advertising. All of that changed when a legal recreational dispensary opened up on the corner about a block away from my clothing and jewelry boutique. When the dispensary opened, I suddenly got free foot traffic to my shop. People were parked up and down the street to visit cannabis dispensary and my sales started to increase. I don’t even need to advertise the shop, because I get 50 or 60 visitors each day. For a long time, I was worried that legalizing marijuana in Denver, Colorado would lead to a higher crime rate and a trashy city, but I was absolutely wrong. Since the laws have changed, our city has seen a lot more tourism. There is also a lot more money from taxes that fix the roads, parks, traffic signs, and schools. There haven’t been any downfalls since the state decided to legalize the plant for everyone.