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Study: Those in the Food Services Industry Most Likely to Use Marijuana, Those in Mining, Oil, and Gas Least Likely

A new Colorado-based study released by the CDC examines the likelihood of a person being a marijuana consumer based on the industry they currently work in. The study, titled Current Marijuana Use by Industry and Occupation — Colorado, 2014–2015, was released by the CDC on Friday.  Using the 2014 and 2015 BRFSS [Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance …

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Report: Marijuana Industry Job Postings Increased by 445% in 2017

According to data compiled by ZipRecruiter, the total number of marijuana industry job posts increased by 445% in 2017, compared to an increase of just 18% one year prior. “In 2016 alone, nine states made marijuana (either medical or recreational) legal”, states a ZipRecruiter report. “Shortly after, the number of cannabis industry job posts rose dramatically.” According …

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There Are Nearly 150,000 Full-Time Marijuana Jobs in the U.S., a 22% Increase from Last Year

There are 149,304 full-time marijuana-related jobs throughout the United States, according to an estimate calculated by Leafly. This numbers marks a 22% increase from last year, when Leafly found that 122,814 jobs relied on the legal status of cannabis in America. In just 12 months, the legal cannabis industry has added 26,490 jobs to the nation’s workforce. …

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WA: Legal Marijuana Industry Accounts for Over 6,200 Full-Time Jobs

The legal marijuana industry in Washington employs thousands in full-time positions, according to a new report. The report, released by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP), found that at the end of 2016 the legal marijuana industry accounted for the equivalent of 6,227 full-time jobs. With the industry continuing to grow at a …

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Up to 230,000 Jobs Created by Legal Marijuana Industry

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org It’s been less than four years since the first legal recreational sales in the United States took place in Colorado, but since then, the US marijuana industry has been creating jobs at rapid pace, and there are now more people employed in the pot industry than there are working in a …

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Report: Legal Cannabis Industry Created Over 18,000 Full-Time Jobs in Colorado Last Year

According to a new report released by the Marijuana Policy Group, there were over 18,000 new full-time-equivalent jobs created by the legal cannabis industry in Colorado in 2015 alone. According to the report, titled Economic Impact of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, the cannabis industry generated $2.39 billion in primary and secondary business revenue last year. …

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

The 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, …

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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 …

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Oregon: Cannabis Legalization Has Created Over 2,100 New Jobs, More than Liquor Industry

Despite being passed into law just a year and a half ago, the legalization of cannabis in Oregon has already created over 2,100 jobs, with many more to come, according to the new Oregon Cannabis Jobs Report. The total number of jobs has already far surpassed the number of people employed in the beer, wine …

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Why You Should Vote Yes On Ohio’s Issue 3

In Ohio, early voting is already underway for Issue 3, a controversial initiative to legalize recreational cannabis for those 21 and older, which is on the November 8th general election ballot. The “controversial” portion of the initiative isn’t that it would legalize cannabis, it’s how it would do it, establishing what many are calling a …

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