The 7 best cities to launch your career if you like to smoke marijuana


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Everybody has their vices, and the vice of choice for millions of recent graduates is marijuana. The most recent data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 19.6% of Americans age 18-25 had smoked pot in the past month.

So where can recent grads partake without potentially torpedoing their career by winding up with a pot-related criminal record?

The options for pot smokers who want to avoid that fate have expanded in recent years, mostly because of successful ballot measures in several Western states. Here are 7 cities that ranked high (in the traditional sense) among the 100 major metro areas in our “Best cities to start a career” ranking and that have more lenient laws on marijuana.

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