NY marijuana: What to know about cannabis jobs, pot college and immigrant weed workers


Remedy, Rockland’s first medical marijuana dispensary, opened its doors to customers at its new location in Bardonia.
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New York’s recreational marijuana battle sits on the front line of a generational war over American cannabis laws. As debate heats up, USA TODAY Network New York is compiling answers to key questions about legalized cannabis.

As New York debates legalizing cannabis, politically charged efforts across the country seek to create more marijuana jobs for illicit pot dealers, chefs, immigrants and entrepreneurs alike.

Despite the threat of federal authorities cracking down, the marijuana industry already has more than 120,000 workers and is poised to add 500,000 more over the next decade, USA TODAY Network reported.

Yet concerns about banking limitations, black-market forces and prior drug convictions threatening job growth have some pro-marijuana lawmakers pushing government reforms.


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