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Nearly 3/4 of Canadians Support Local Government Attracting Jobs in the Cannabis Industry

September 3, 2019 4:20 PM

Business of Cannabis research shows broad support for jobs associated with burgeoning Canadian cannabis industry

TORONTO, SEPT. 3, 2019 – Business of Cannabis, an award-winning cannabis media, events and research platform, found that nearly three quarters of Canadians support local government attracting jobs in the cannabis industry.

Original research conducted by NanosResearch and commissioned by Business of Cannabis aimed to understand theCanadian public’s support of the economic development related to the cannabis industry.

“There is broad support for attracting cannabis jobs to local communities,” said Jay Rosenthal, Co-Founder andPresident of Business of Cannabis, “Statistics Canada’s recent report showed that the cannabis jobs are being added to the economy at a rapid pace, our data show that local governments have support to attract these jobs to their communities.”

Other key findings in the Business ofCannabis report include: 

●     Twice as manyCanadians have a positive rather than a negative impression of cannabis industry contributions to the Canadian economy,

●     Nearly four in five Canadians are accepting or somewhat accepting of jobs in the cannabisIndustry,

●     More than three quarters of Canadians say it is possible or somewhat possible for Canada to be a global leader in the cannabis sector.

These observations are based on an RDD dual frame (land- and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of1,000 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, conducted by Nanos Research betweenJuly 28th and July 30th, 2019. The margin of error for this survey is ±3.1 percentage points, 19times out of 20. To download the full report, please visit

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About Business of Cannabis

Business of Cannabis is an award-winning cannabis business media, events and research platform connecting industry leaders and investors with business news, specialized event programming and strategic consulting. With the objective of helping the cannabis sector reach maturity faster, Business of Cannabis produces sophisticated digital content, niche events series and creative programs for B2B and B2C audiences. Founded in2017, Business of Cannabis has earned its place as a respected and trusted voice for the industry and investors in the ever-expanding international cannabis space. For more information, please visit