Beyond the revenues and growth rates, stories like these in non-endemic publications show the mainstreaming & normalization of the industry:
Indeed, the marijuana industry seems set to explode. This week, Arcview Market Research announced that in 2016, the legal weed market in North America generated $6.7 billion, up 30% from 2015, when marijuana was the second-biggest growth industry in the US (after peer-to-peer lending platforms).
If you’re looking for work in a growth industry, marijuana is booming https://t.co/rGDUbrNwCr
— Quartz (@qz) January 5, 2017