That's according to the findings of a reader survey conducted by Cannabis Today Magazine. The publication said the survey found that the No. 1 reason Washington and Colorado even entered the national consciousness was because voters in both states just legalized marijuana.
"The No. 1 thing our readers said was that they absolutely were in love with the idea of walking down the street with a joint in their pocket and not having to be paranoid about getting manhandled by the cops," said Jared Jomolkstein, editor of Cannabis Today Magazine, in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews. "We viewed this as a strong indication from our readership that the coolest states in the nation were those with legal marijuana."
|Washington and Colorado residents "stoked" on being able to legally buy weed this sweet. Photo: Dank Depot/TYDN|
Cannabis Today Magazine's survey also found that the 23 states that have legalized marijuana for "medical" reasons were deemed the nation's "semi-coolest."
These states, which include those from Alaska to Vermont, have allowed "sick" patients to acquire a doctor's recommendation for them to legally use the drug.
Cannabis Today Magazine's readers said they downgraded these states to "semi-coolest" because marijuana enthusiasts must pay a medical doctor about $100 a year for an annual "medical marijuana" license.
"Our survey showed that our readers absolutely think it's abhorrent they have to pay a doctor around $100 for an office visit to get a medical marijuana license. That means they have to pay the price for insulting themselves by feigning illness just for the right to get marijuana," Jomolksein said. "This simply shocks the conscience."
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