420 with CNW – New Jersey Governor Convinced Marijuana Legalization Key to Coronavirus Economic Recovery

July 20, 2020 15:25:08

The coronavirus crisis has dealt the economy a blow it will take years to recover from. Industries that were especially hit by shut down orders like airlines, restaurants, and tourism are looking at a long, tough road before they can get back to pre-pandemic levels. With all but the most essential businesses shut down and commerce brought to an almost complete standstill, states have lost millions in tax revenues over the past few months. However, proponents for marijuana legalization have argued that marijuana sales could help stimulate the economy as it recovers.

In the weeks before the shutdowns began, cannabis dispensaries saw a spike in sales, and the industry has consistently reported increasing sales, in some cases even breaking monthly records, during the course of the pandemic. The governor of New Jersey believes the state would get a major economic boost from legalizing marijuana. On top of that, he adds it will promote…


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