Colorado's First Pot Job Fair Turns Away Job Applicants

Friday, 14 Mar 2014 02:39 PM

By Courtney Coren

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Colorado's first ever marijuana job fair drew such a large crowd that job applicants were turned away.

Thousands of people seeking employment in Colorado's growing pot industry waited outside the O.penVAPE Cannabis Job Fair in Denver Thursday for hours in a line that covered several blocks, and not everyone made it in, CBS News reported.

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Fifteen businesses involved in the recreational marijuana industry were at the fair to recruit new employees to add to their growing businesses.

Luke Ramirez,  a Colorado pot dispensary owner, said that his sales have increased by 300 percent since it became legal to sell recreational marijuana in the Centennial State on Jan. 1.

"Our traffic through the stores increased by the same number," Ramirez told CBS. "So, that's why we're here to day. We actually need to hire more folks to help with that traffic and that added revenue."

Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado said that the revenues from recreational marijuana in the state have exceeded expectations.

Colorado brought in $3.5 million in revenues from marijuana sales and fees in January, with a 10 percent sales tax on pot sales in place. Of the total revenues, $2.9 million were from taxes alone.

The Colorado Democrat is expecting annual sales to be close to $1 billion and has already laid out plans for how he would like to spend the $99 million in projected revenues in the Rocky Mountain state.

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