Marijuana Industry Data and Charts

Chart of the Week: 100,000+ Workers Employed By Marijuana Companies

By Eli McVey The U.S. marijuana industry has quickly become a major job generator, with cannabis-related companies now employing an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 workers. The estimates – released in the 2016 Marijuana Business Factbook – include employment at retailers, wholesale grows, infused products/concentrates companies, testing labs and ancillary firms focused primarily on marijuana.

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Chart of the Week: Cannabis Retailers Excel in Key Revenue Metric

By Eli McVey Dispensaries and recreational marijuana shops fare well against other retailers in a key financial metric: revenue per square foot. Cannabis storefronts average $974 in revenue annually per square foot of space – slightly higher than a Whole Foods and much more than the typical pharmacy, according to the Marijuana Business Factbook.

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