Legal Cannabis Industry Employs 16,000 in Colorado, According to New Report

Colorado’s Marijuanacolo Enforcement Division has released its first annual report detailing the state’s legal cannabis industry.

According to the report, there was 74 tons of legal cannabis sold in Colorado in 2014. For those not wanting to do the math, that’s 148,000 pounds, or 4.1 million ounces. In addition, 4.8 million cannabis-infused edible products were sold. Although the majority of cannabis flower sold was to medical patients (55 of the 74 tons), a majority of edibles were sold to recreational consumers (2.8 million of the 4.8 million sold).

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