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For progressives, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington in 2012 was seen as an irrefutably positive development. Black people go to jail for marijuana-related offenses at a much higher rate than white people; legalizing it, then, would only bring the arc of the universe closer to justice.

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Four years later, that doesn't necessarily seem to be the case. An October 2015 New Republic piece illuminated an unexpected side-effect of the marijuana boom: housing prices are going up like crazy. In this series of 28 tweets, Twitter user Annie (@grimalkinrn) argues the city of Denver and the state of Colorado aren't doing enough to ensure the city remains affordable for the middle class.

Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.