An estimated 100,000 people are currently employed in California’s marijuana industry, but that number could grow 10-fold within a few years, according to the California Cannabis Industry Association.
There is one big “if,” though. That’s if California actually gets around to legalizing it next year.
It does seem extremely likely: A well-financed legalization campaign will almost certainly make the ballot next year, and the latest polls have a majority for legalization. And it will be a presidential election year, spurring the turnout of young people, who tend to be even more supportive of freeing the weed.
If California legalizes it, the industry will be primed for rapid expansion and could generate a million jobs within eight years, said the group’s executive director Nate Bradley.
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