Since John Sawyer moved to Colorado from Dallas, Texas, he’s been baffled by something. He spends about $200 a month on cannabis. His preferred shop, Platte Valley Dispensary, does a brisk business and Sawyer sees the demand for recreational marijuana only climbing.
He’s baffled because of his wife’s teacher salary. In Dallas, she earned $70,000 a year. In Denver, same job, she makes $44,000.