I hope you’re sitting down as you read this, because this is MAJOR and SHOCKING news!
Marijuana legalization creates jobs.
Yes, you read that right. Legalizing marijuana creates jobs. It turns out that people like to buy marijuana, and they like to buy it from stores. Those stores need people to sell the marijuana to those who want to buy it. So businesses open up and hire people and sell marijuana. It’s crazy, AM I RIGHT?
In the month of April some $117 million worth of legal cannabis was sold in Colorado, setting a record for the relatively short history of legal marijuana sales in the state. It’s sure to be a record broken time and time again.
Recreational marijuana sales accounted for over $76 million of the record total, which is not surprising considering how much larger and less restricted – in terms of customer base – that market is. Overall, recreational sales saw an 80% increase over sales from last Aril.
Officials in the city of Aurora, Colorado say they will be directing some of the tax revenue from recreational marijuana toward programs designed to help the homeless.
In all about $1.5 million in revenues will be used for homeless programs, including some money to local groups to buy vans for homeless outreach as well as $200,000 to a nonprofit organization that assists homeless people living in hotels.