100,000 – 150,000 Jobs Created by Legal Cannabis Industry in U.S.

Legal Cannabis industryThe legal cannabis industry employs between 100,000 and 150,000 people in the United States, according to the 2016 Marijuana Business Factbook, a report published by Marijuana Business Daily.

The report includes those employed at recreational cannabis and medical cannabis retail outlets, cultivation centers, testing labs and production centers.

To determine the number of jobs created, the report used a calculation that estimated the number of legal cannabis businesses, and the average number of people they employ, to come to a total; they included both full and part-time positions.

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Marijuana Businesses Now Employ Over 100,000 People in the United States

By Eli McVey, Marijuana Business Daily

The U.S. marijuana industry has quickly become a major job generator, with cannabis-related companies now employing an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 workers.

The estimates – released in the 2016 Marijuana Business Factbook – include employment at retailers, wholesale grows, infused products/concentrates companies, testing labs and ancillary firms focused primarily on marijuana.

It’s an impressive feat for an industry that has, for the most part, only been operating legitimately since 2009, and it underscores the rapid growth in the both the number and size of companies in the sector.

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Marijuana Popsicles

By OriginalWeedRecipes.com

marijuana popsicleHave you ever thought about mixing your medical marijuana into a frozen treat, but was not sure on how to go about it? Well here is a recipe you can use to create some amazingly delicious medicated popsicles. Trust me; this is a popsicle that you are going to want to make again and again and again.

To start off here are the items you will need in order to create your frozen treat. Now we are going to be making a mango popsicle, but you are more than welcome to switch the mango out for any other fruit you may want to try.

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Report: Cannabis Shops Make More Money Per Square Foot than Whole Foods

cannabismoney1In states where cannabis is legal, the market has unsurprisingly thrived, with huge amounts of revenue – and taxes – rolling in. Now, a new report shows that on average, legal cannabis businesses in the U.S. produce an annual revenue per square foot that’s higher than Whole Foods, one of the nations most profitable grocers.

According to the 2016 Marijuana Business Factbook, the average annual revenue per square foot of legal cannabis retail outlets (medical and recreational) is $974. By comparison, Whole Foods’ yearly revenue is $930 per square foot, roughly 5% lower.

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