Pueblo rests on the conjunction of The Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, about 112 miles South of Denver. Called “Steel City,” a result of the city being one of the largest steel producing areas in the United States, Pueblo is a melting pot for the west. Approximately 110,000 people call Pueblo home making it the 9th most populated city in Colorado. In fact, Pueblo is one of the top 10 most affordable cities in America to live.
If you are a kayak enthusiast a Whitewater Park, in the downtown area is accessible and its even walking distance from bars and restaurants…so get your kayak on then get your grub on. This park is dedicated to kayakers; spanning half a mile, with eight drops; it is open to the public seven days a week.
There are plenty of legal cannabis retail stores and the city has a very friendly attitude towards the plant, it is not hard to find exactly what you are looking for.
Pueblo is a blue-collar town with roots in fur trading, then moving into heavy industrial at the turn of the century. While the city has suffered since The Great Depression, there seems to be a Great Pot Rush, due to the low cost of living and the legalization of marijuana. Thousands are flocking to the city for legal cannabis and to start a new life, most are leaving behind southern states that oppose Medicaid expansion and the legalization of marijuana.
In its first year of legalization the city brought in $16.28 million in retail sales revenue and $1.3 million in taxes. Over 36% of the constriction projects in the county are a direct result of the expanding cannabis industry, so the growth is quite extreme with plenty of potential. For a full directory of cannabis shops in Colorado, click here.