In 2015, the legal marijuana industry in Colorado created more than 18,000 new full-time jobs and generated $2.4 billion in economic activity, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of the economics of legal cannabis in the state.
The study, conducted by the economic consulting firm Marijuana Policy Group, is based on two years of sales numbers from the state of Colorado. It measured both the direct effects of legalization — including close to $1 billion in retail sales in 2015 — and the industry’s spillover effects on the Colorado economy.
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Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – The marijuana industry created more than 18,000 new jobs in Colorado last year
As one of the first 100 employees at Google, Ron Dolin worked directly on the indexing and retrieval of information on a massive scale. Before that, he was a physicist working on data acquisition and computer controls at European particle accelerator CERN, where scientists explore the fundamental laws of nature that create and destroy universes. Now the physics and computer science have come together for Dolin in a surprising place: the legal profession. Dolin doesn’t think the traditional structure of the legal universe can survive what’s coming from the world of artificial intelligence.
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Time For Truth: (CNBC) – Can elite law firms survive the rise of artificial intelligence? The jury is still out
The shock and anger over Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House has triggered a flood of calls on Twitter and other social media outlets for the president-elect to be assassinated — and authorities will investigate all threats deemed to be credible, The Post has learned.
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Time For Truth: (New York Post) – Assassination threats against Trump flood Twitter
President-elect Donald J. Trump took to Twitter Thursday night to denounce the thousands of protesters who filled streets decrying his election.
“Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!” he said in a tweet that had been retweeted more than 12,000 times in just a half-hour.
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Time For Truth: (The Washington Times) – Trump Denounces ‘Professional Protesters, Incited By The Media’
Claudia Aguillon and a dozen other women in aprons are learning how to make an aubergine and brown sugar pastry at a cookery class in Santa Ana, the second-largest city in El Salvador.
When Claudia, 26, masters the recipe she will add it to the menu of Tastes of Coatepeque, the bakery and catering company she co-owns with her sister Iliana.
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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – The women in El Salvador starting businesses to escape domestic abuse