Will COVID-19 Push Back or Move Up Cannabis Legalization at the Federal and State Level?


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Feb 22, 2020

The key element is jobs. The world will need to create as many jobs as possible and to get people to fill those jobs as fast as possible. Now, legal cannabis jobs in the US before the coronavirus outbreak were around 250,000 give or take 15,000. The legal number was probably closer to 325,000 or so if you count all the under the table and contract works, for example, trimmers paid in weed and farm hands paid in plant products. If you add in the black market workers, people making a living by growing and selling cannabis without a state or Federal license (Canada) the job total is probably closer to 1,000,000 if you look at the whole supply chain.

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