By Alicia Wallace
Colorado’s southern border communities led the state in 2017 per-capita cannabis sales — by a country mile.
While the bulk of Colorado’s $1.09 billion in 2017 recreational marijuana sales occurred in the state’s population hubs of Denver and Arapahoe counties, rural Las Animas County, population 14,083, led the state with more than $3,100 of recreational cannabis sold for every adult and child.
Las Animas County, which is on the Colorado-New Mexico border and bisected by Interstate 25, isn’t the only border county experiencing a green rush. An analysis of sales data by The Cannabist and Brian Keegan, a computational social scientist at the University of Colorado, show that three of the five counties with the highest per-capita sales of recreational marijuana are situated along Colorado’s southern border.
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