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Legal Cannabis in the United States creates 211,000 full-time jobs

These numbers represent a 110% growth in the last three years.


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This data is derived from a data analysis published on the specialized website in collaboration with Whitney Economics through a State-by-State review.

According to the report, this industry is a “most important job creation machine” in the United States today. Only in 2018, 64,000 new positions were created.

In this way, the workforce saw an increase of 44% the previous year added to 21% that was seen in 2017. Both ArcView and this report agree that by 2019 there will be a new growth rate of 20% and by 2022 almost half a million jobs will be created.

“There are more legal cannabis workers in the United States than in dental hygienists,” they say.

These numbers represent a 110% growth in the last three years.

Another of the data that stand out are the number of indirect jobs that already add up to around 296,000.

“We are demonstrating the future of the new great industry of the United States.”

To compare, currently, there are about 52,000 jobs in coal mines, the brewing industry employs 69,000 workers and finally, 112,000 people are part of the workforce in the textile companies, according to data verified by MCN.

Why the Federal Government does not talk about it?

In the United States, the federal prohibition still does not adapt to the reality of the country. That is to say, it is still a strong drug for the US federal police and government. In this way, these data are not analyzed or taken into account in the official statistics of jobs in that country.

Both the US and Canada and Mexico use a system called the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), which measures lines and records of work according to a code that the industry does not have yet.

This has not impeded the progress or collection of taxes in each state. Among them: Oregon $ 94 million, Washington $ 316 million, Nevada $ 69.8 million, California $ 300 million, Alaska $ 11 million, Colorado $ 266 million, Massashusets $ 5.2 million. Other states such as Vermont, Maine, Michingan and Washington D.C have not yet collected because there are still no legal stores open.

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