There Could Be Devastating Consequences If The Marijuana Industry Was Shut Down

If U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions decides to enforce a devastating strike on legal cannabis states, industry leaders believe it would be disastrous to Colorado’s economic interest. During an interview with the Denver Channel, Kristi Kelly, executive director of the Marijuana Industry Group, said any decision by the Trump administration to launch a full-scale war against the legal marijuana industry would “cause a recession,” taking employment away from thousands of Colorado workers. With the state now bringing in almost $1 billion a year in legal cannabis sales, she said federal interference would have catastrophic consequences. Kelly stated, “The economics of this are huge in Colorado. There is a billion-dollar economic impact in Colorado, which is directly attributable or affiliated with the cannabis industry, so that equates to 20,000 people licensed in trade.” Ever since President Trump announced that Alabama Senator Jeff Session was his pick for the next US attorney...



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