Recreational Marijuana: 12,500 Marijuana Jobs In Oregon Generating $315 Million In Wages

Cannabis industry economist Beau Whitney of Whitney Economics today released the results of “Cannabis Employment Estimates,” a report compiled at the request of the Oregon State House of Representatives Committee on Economic Development and Trade on the number of marijuana jobs associated with the Oregon cannabis industry and a projection of the economic impact the industry is having on the state.

By: MJ News Network
Mar 13, 2017

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Cannabis industry economist Beau Whitney of Whitney Economics today released the results of “Cannabis Employment Estimates,” a report compiled at the request of the Oregon State House of Representatives Committee on Economic Development and Trade on the number of marijuana jobs associated with the Oregon cannabis industry and a projection of the economic impact the industry is having on the state.

In Summary, Whitney’s Report Found:
As of February 21, 2017, there are 917 OLCC licensed cannabis businesses and an additional 1,225 applications for a cannabis business. 2,142 in total. The Oregon Employment Department lists 776 cannabis businesses in Oregon.
There are approximately 12,500 jobs associated with the cannabis industry in Oregon. These are jobs that directly touch cannabis and are not jobs associated with auxiliary businesses such as security, regulatory, accounting, consulting, real estate, etc. This is a very conservative estimate and these numbers are expected to incre

“At present, I feel there are roughly 300,000 – 400,000 cannabis-touching jobs in the USA,” Whitney said. “That number will grow to more than a million as more states come online as legal markets. Cannabis is a job-creation machine.”
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Source: Recreational Marijuana: 12,500 Marijuana Jobs In Oregon Generating $315 Million In Wages

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