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Positive Economic & Social Impacts of Cannabis

If all new workers hired into the legal cannabis industry in 2018 went to see the Chicago Bears play football at Soldier Field (capacity 61,000), 3,000 of them would have to stay outside in the parking lot.

We didn't make that up - blame Bruce Barcott over at Leafly ("As of 2019, Legal Cannabis Has Created 211,000 Full-Time Jobs in America")

Here are some highlights:

  • There are now more than 211,000 cannabis jobs acr...

Like so many cannabis battles, after a state's industry is up and running and wildly exceeds expectations, one wonders what all the fuss was about.

So it went in Nevada, Colorado, Michigan, and now so it goes in Oklahoma, which boasted $7Million in medicinal cannabis sales in the month of February, according to an article in High Times. That fine figure follows a $4.3Million month in January, which was four times the $1Million...

On a browse of cannabis stories, we happened on "Tough cannabis policies do not deter young people – study" - in sum, young people smoke pot regularly and are not afraid of getting in trouble for it. This should come as no surprise... it's been this way for decades (and the same is true for older people who have grown up with cannabis available "within 2 phone calls" - that is, it only takes 2 calls to score weed).

Which is why...

The cannabis industry has a tasty solution to the Trump Shutdown: Free Medicinal Ganj for unpaid federal workers.

Ganjapreneur dropped this tasty nug in our Inbox this morning: "Website Offers Free Cannabis to Government Workers During Shutdown". The company offering the freebies is BudTraderwhich wants you to know it's the largest online cannabis marketplace, sorta like "Craig's List for Weed."

It seems this offer is onl...