The availability of legal marijuana in Colorado is widespread, but there are still many communities that remain resistant to the growing trend.

So many municipalities across the state have reaped the benefits of tax revenue from pot sales. More and more Colorado cities are realizing that no matter what,  their residents are going to get their pot fix somewhere, so the tax revenue might as well stay in the local community.

Out of 272 Colorado cities and towns, almost 100 allow the sale of marijuana and more than 60 allow cannabis cultivation. However, in recent municipal elections, four Colorado towns have rejected the sale of marijuana.

Burlington

I-70 travelers in eastern Colorado are well-acquainted with Burlington, a town of about 3500 people just 12 miles from the Kansas Border. Last month, Burlington voters said no to pot sales in their town.

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Hooper

In the town of Hooper, located west of Great Sand Dunes National Park, a measure to allow the sale of medical and recreational marijuana was rejected by a vote of 25-18. The town has a population of less than 100.

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Ignacio

The southwest Colorado town of Ignacio near Durango, said no to pot sales on a vote of 62-49. Ignacio has a population of about 1200 people.

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La Veta

The tiny town of La Veta in south-central Colorado also rejected marijuana sales in the recent election. La Veta has a population of about 800 people.

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It's been more than 20 years since Colorado opened the door to medical marijuana, and we are now at the 10-year mark since the state gave its stamp of approval to the legal sale of recreational marijuana. Attitudes toward pot use in the state have gradually been shifting toward acceptance and tolerance, but some Colorado communities are still choosing to remain on the sidelines.

START SCROLLING: Small Colorado Towns Known for Big Things

Colorado is full of towns and cities of all sizes. If you're on the front range, you have the majority of big populated cities. Move more towards the east and west, and these towns get smaller and smaller.

Just because some of these towns are populated by very few people, that doesn't mean they are not home to big things.

Let's take a look at these small Colorado towns known for big things.

15 Best Small Towns in Colorado to Visit

Whether they might be ski towns, old mining towns, or towns known for their hot springs, Colorado has no shortage of great small towns. I've lived in four very different parts of Colorado in my 34 years on this planet, (Eagle, Pueblo, Fort Collins, and Grand Junction,) and have traveled all over the state.

However, The Crazy Tourist's list of the 15 best small towns to visit in Colorado actually features some towns that I've never been to.

According to The Crazy Tourist, these are the 15 best small towns to visit in Colorado.

 

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