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.
“The Marijuana Policy Group (MPG) has constructed a new model that accurately integrates the legal marijuana industry into Colorado’s overall economy. It is called the “Marijuana Impact Model””, the report states. “Using this model, the MPG finds that legal marijuana activities generated $2.39 billion in state output, and created 18,005 Full-Time-Equivalent (FTE) positions in 2015”.