For a lot of people, Denver is a city of contrasts. For example, the issue of cannabis. Colorado was one of the first places in the country to legalize marijuana use. This was controversial to some people, but wound up generating millions of dollars in revenue for the state and is considered a huge success. When most people think about cannabis they think about hippies, potheads, and high school drop-outs. This is what makes Denver so fascinating to me, because it is a very buttoned-down and normal type of city, that just so happens to love cannabis! The majority of Denver citizens are middle to upper-class, professionals, and college educated. This does not fit the bill for the stereotypes surrounding cannabis, but I guess that’s what makes Denver one of the best places to live in America. Year after year Denver is voted as one of the best cities to raise a family, and at the same time it also gets voted as having the best cannabis in America. I love this contrast, because it gives Denver such a unique vibe compared to other cities. The best thing is that besides having ready access to cannabis, Denver citizens are supporting the city by getting high! The city of Denver and the state of Colorado both make a lot of money from cannabis sales, and that money goes right back into the community. In the long run, cannabis sales reduced the tax burden on Denver citizens, because of the surplus of money made from taxes and fees on dispensaries. Everybody wins!