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Marijuana job fair draws hundreds | Association believes economic success will change societal perspectives

Marijuana job fair draws hundreds | Association believes economic success will change societal perspectives

by BRANDON MACZ, Bellevue Reporter Staff Writer
Sep 29, 2014 at 1:03PM

Dave Rheins says the economics behind Washington’s growing marijuana industry are promising, but 2015 is the year that will define the new market’s strength. The hundreds who attended Saturday’s Marijuana Business Association job fair in Bellevue were those looking to fill just a small portion of the 30,000 positions cannabis is expected to create over the next year.

Rheins founded the MJBA following the passage of Initiative 502 in 2012, which made marijuana legal in Washington and opened the market for recreational cannabis producers, processors and retailers. A businessman who has held executive positions with America Online, Time Warner and SPIN, to name a few, Rheins said the MJBA is legitimizing an industry that will continue to be met with mixed criticism until its economic impact is witnessed through job growth and tax revenue.

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