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(The Center Square) – The state of New York has 2,941 legal cannabis industry jobs, according to a study by Leafly, a website that provides information about marijuana and connects licensed retailers to consumers. 

The state has estimated annual cannabis product sales of $125 million and ranks 16th in the nation in terms of legal marijuana jobs, the report states. 

Nationwide, the $10.7 billion legal cannabis industry supports the equivalent of 243,700 full-time jobs, according to the Leafly analysis, as of the beginning of 2020. Such jobs are increasing at a rate of 15 percent per year in the United States, the study said.

Moreover, Leafly concludes that cannabis-related jobs are growing faster than the employment growth that’s occurring in the nation’s other industries. Yet the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics does not tabulate the number of jobs supported by legal marijuana, according to the analysis. 

Number of Legal Cannabis Jobs per State

State / Jurisdiction Number of Legal Cannabis Jobs Estimated Annual Sales Rank
California 39,804 $2,030,000,000 1
Colorado 34,700 $1,770,000,000 2
Washington 23,756 $1,210,000,000 3
Oregon 18,274 $800,000,000 4
Florida 15,598 $800,000,000 5
Arizona 15,059 $709,000,000 6
Nevada 14,305 $730,000,000 7
Massachusetts 13,255 $700,000,000 8
Oklahoma 9,412 $480,000,000 9
Illinois 9,176 $470,000,000 10
Pennsylvania 8,765 $406,000,000 11
Michigan 8,235 $420,000,000 12
Maryland 6,353 $324,000,000 13
Ohio 4,275 $220,000,000 14
Alaska 3,559 $181,500,000 15
New York 2,941 $125,000,000 16
New Mexico 2,549 $130,000,000 17
New Jersey 2,356 $120,000,000 18
Montana 1,800 $92,000,000 19
Arkansas 1,777 $90,000,000 20
Connecticut 1,372 $60,000,000 21
Missouri 1,100 N/A 22
Rhode Island 1,098 $50,000,000 23
Minnesota 764 $39,000,000 24
Hawaii 745 $35,000,000 25
Delaware 720 $37,000,000 26
New Hampshire 441 $22,500,000 27
Maine 400 N/A 28
Washington, D.C. 390 $19,000,000 29
Vermont 266 $14,000,000 30
North Dakota 200 N/A 31
Iowa 120 $6,000,000 32
Utah 100 N/A 33
Louisiana 90 $5,000,000 34
West Virginia 30 N/A 35
Alabama 0 $0 36
Georgia 0 $0 36
Idaho 0 $0 36
Indiana 0 $0 36
Kansas 0 $0 36
Kentucky 0 $0 36
Mississippi 0 $0 36
Nebraska 0 $0 36
North Carolina 0 $0 36
South Carolina 0 $0 36
South Dakota 0 $0 36
Tennessee 0 $0 36
Texas 0 $0 36
Virginia 0 $0 36
Wisconsin 0 $0 36
Wyoming 0 $0 36

Source: Leafly.com

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