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Bruce Barcott, David Downs, and Ian Chant

Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott is the author of 'Weed the People: The future of legal marijuana in America.' He leads Leafly's investigations and special projects unit.

David Downs is Leafly's California Bureau Chief. He's written for WIRED, Rolling Stone and Billboard, and is the former cannabis editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. TW: @davidrdowns | IG @daviddown

Ian Chant is Leafly’s Senior Content Manager and a writer, editor, and producer whose reporting on issues in health, science, and technology has appeared in Popular Science, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and a host of other publications.

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ow many jobs are there in the legal marijuana industry? Leafly’s annual Cannabis Jobs Report found 243,700 full-time-equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by legal cannabis as of January 2020. That’s a 15% year-over-year increase. Over the past 12 months the expanding industry has created 33,700 new jobs nationwide, making legal marijuana the fastest-growing industry in America. This […]

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Cannabis Jobs Report: Legal cannabis now supports 243,700 full-time American jobs

Legal marijuana posted 15% growth and created 33,700 new jobs in 2019. How many did your state add?

Bruce Barcott, David Downs, and Ian Chant - February 7, 2020