US researchers have found the opening of legal recreational cannabis dispensaries boosts jobs, particularly in manufacturing, with no evidence of a decline in productivity.

Published in the IZA Journal of Labor Economics, “The effects of recreational cannabis access on labor markets: evidence from Colorado” found unemployment fell, and employment increased, in counties where dispensaries opened compared to those where they did not.

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Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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