KC metro growth and migration stats

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Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Post by TrolliKC » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:14 pm

KS is so backwards

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Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Post by Highlander » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:25 pm

KCtoBrooklyn wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:43 pm
It will be interesting to see if the passage of medical marijuana has an impact on the population growth in MO vs KS. I don't think it will have a massive effect, but I imagine it could be a deciding factor for some people.

Do we know if there is a residency requirement for a prescription/card? Or could someone just go to a doctor in MO and hope they don't caught with it in KS?
There's no residency requirement to use it Colorado. Can't see why there would be one for a prescription in Missouri. When it comes to medical problems, people travel for the appropriate treatment. It's only going to be a few years where medical marijuana will be legal in every state so Kansans won't have to be careful for long.

I suspect, however, it will be pretty much a non factor in population growth. Not enough people care either way for it to make a difference.
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Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Post by earthling » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:27 pm

And most states allow medical usage anyway, I think about 35 now.

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Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:12 pm

Highlander wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:25 pm
There's no residency requirement to use it Colorado. Can't see why there would be one for a prescription in Missouri.
Recreational is a different ballgame from medical. You need to have a card issued for medical and I think it is safe to assume there would be a residency requirement.
Highlander wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:25 pm
It's only going to be a few years where medical marijuana will be legal in every state so Kansans won't have to be careful for long.

I suspect, however, it will be pretty much a non factor in population growth. Not enough people care either way for it to make a difference.
I agree that medical will likely be legal in most states before too long, but I wouldn't be surprised if it takes more than a "few" years in KS.

I don't know how many people you think would be significant enough to make a difference, but I think it could be an appreciable number. Here are some stats on number of medical marijuana patients:
https://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/vie ... eID=005889

There is a pretty wide range. Maine is the highest with 3.8% of the population. A number of states are over 2%. I would guess that the percentages in metro areas are higher than state averages due to lower numbers rural areas/small towns. If just 1% of the residents on the KS side of the KC metro decided to move across state lines (possibly bringing significant others and family members with them), I think it would be fairly significant.
earthling wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:27 pm
And most states allow medical usage anyway, I think about 35 now.
I wasn't referring to people moving to MO specifically for it, but rather people who already live in the metro, or are already relocating here, choosing the MO side vs KS.

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Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Post by flyingember » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:50 pm

KCtoBrooklyn wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:12 pm
Highlander wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:25 pm
There's no residency requirement to use it Colorado. Can't see why there would be one for a prescription in Missouri.
Recreational is a different ballgame from medical. You need to have a card issued for medical and I think it is safe to assume there would be a residency requirement.
You should read the petition, it literally tells the answer.

https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/Electi ... 18-051.pdf

Prescriptions are limited to Missouri residents. Item 16 on page 4.

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1% of the population moving into the KC area only from Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth would be around 8000 people. That's more than the entire city of Parkville

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