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The Number of Marijuana Jobs Could Triple in the Years to Come

Look around and you’ll struggle to find an industry that’s more blazing hot than marijuana.

Back in 1995, not a single state had a law on its books legalizing medical cannabis or recreational pot. Today, following the November elections in which residents in eight out of nine states voted in favor of their state’s marijuana initiative or amendment, there are 28 states with legal medical cannabis laws and eight recreational weed states.

This legalization explosion is best explained by the changing tide in public opinion toward marijuana. National pollster Gallup found that support for marijuana’s legalization is at a new all-time high of 60% in 2016 (up from 25% in the mid-1990s). An additional 84% of surveyed Americans would like to see medical cannabis legalized nationally, according to a CBS News poll in 2015. The more favorable the public’s opinion toward marijuana, and the more states are able to demonstrate that they can safely and effectively regulate their pot industry, the greater the likelihood that other states will legalize as well.

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