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By Phillip Smith

As the marijuana business comes out of the shadows and into the legal marketplace, jobs in the legal industry are coming with it—by the hundreds of thousands, with more on the way. In fact, the legal marijuana business is “currently the greatest job creation in America.”

That’s according to the marijuana information clearing house Leafly, which crunched the numbers in its recently-released Special Report: 2019 Cannabis Jobs Count. That report finds that legal marijuana has already created 211,000 full-time jobs, with more than 64,000 added last year alone, and tens of thousands more being created this year.

The marijuana workforce increased 21 percent in 2017, jumped by another 44 percent last year, and Leafly expects at least another 20 percent growth

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