Tag: marijuana industry

Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board’s Slow Data Reporting Leaves State’s Current Marijuana Market Unknowable

Reporting on Washington State’s legal marijuana market is slow-going, with data released by the Liquor and Cannabis Board being months behind other states. Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board, which oversees the state’s legal marijuana industry, operates a neat and fairly comprehensive Marijuana Dashboard which has detailed statistical information regarding marijuana sales, licensing and production. The …

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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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Report: 165,000 -230,000 People Employed by Marijuana Industry in the U.S.

The legal marijuana industry in the United States employees a massive number of people, according to a new report. According the 2017 Marijuana Business Factbook released today by Marijuana Business Daily (MBD), the legal marijuana industry employees between 165,000 – 230,000 full and part-time employees. “To put this in perspective, there are now more marijuana workers …

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Colorado Releases Guide to Marijuana Workers Safety and Health

Colorado officials have released the Guide to Worker Safety and Health in the Marijuana Industry. According to the guide’s official intro, it is “intended to help assist employers in the marijuana industry build occupational safety and health programs.” It was created by a Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment working group that included …

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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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Report: Legalizing Cannabis in Ohio Would Create 35,000 New Jobs

An initiative to legalize cannabis that’s set to be placed on this November’s ballot in Ohio would create nearly 35,000 new jobs, according to a report released today by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters. “Legalization is coming to Ohio”, says Deters, who served as state treasurer from 1999 to 2004. “We need to accept …

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