Legal cannabis in California is generally expected to emerge from quarantine strong and poised to employ, something that cannot be said of the state's restaurant, education and beauty industries. And that truth is why talk's growing that our revenue-starved cities and counties could be the means to expand the industry's footprint.
- "We hear in offline conversations that this is something cities are going to be looking at very, very strongly. There’s going to be no other industry that’s really growing after this," said Daniel Yi, the Shryne Group's chief communications officer.
- Just 180 of Cali's 482 municipalities and 29 of the 58 counties allow cannabis companies within city limits. Anaheim and San Jose-adjacent Milpitas are two cities considering an end to prohibition amid declining revenues.
- Whatever form it takes, relief for businesses through the next CARES bill could stabilize marijuana, that rare American jobs creator.