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Over the last several years, there has been an avalanche of data that shows the degree of success the legal cannabis industry has achieved thus far. But perhaps none show the advancement of the industry more than job numbers.Since the industry is new and legality is still fluid in many states, exact numbers are harder to come by. But according to a new estimate by Marijuana Business Daily, the number of people working in the legal marijuana industry – “retailers, wholesale grows, infused products/concentrates companies, testing labs and ancillary firms” – is anywhere between 165,000 and 230,000.To put these numbers in perspective, this puts the legal marijuana industry somewhere between the massage therapy industry (169,000 jobs) and the telemarketer industry (238,000 jobs). About 201,000 people are employed as dental hygienists.
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