Michigan expected to recoup 7,000 legal marijuana jobs lost in 2019, insider says

by Newsfeed

LANSING, MI — Michigan’s licensing of medical and recreational marijuana businesses has been a windfall for Lansing’s budget, but not the legal marijuana job market, according to the latest jobs report released by Leafly, a marijuana industry media and technology company.

“Two years ago there were hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries operating in an unlicensed environment,” said Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott. “At that time we estimated the number of legal cannabis jobs at roughly the 15,000 level.

“As the state has moved to create a more highly regulated system for both medical and adult-use sales, hundreds of those formerly legal dispensaries (provisioning centers) have either closed or moved into a non-legal existence.”

Since Leafly’s annual jobs count only includes legal jobs, Barcott said…

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