The amount of money to be made in the burgeoning marijuana industry is no secret. Both the public and private sectors are already starting to reap the benefits of a taxed and regulated system. Now even Microsoft has seen the great financial possibilities that accompany marijuana legalization and have launched software services for marijuana growers and sellers. Read about it here.
The speed at which tech giants like Microsoft and other companies are entering the marijuana business is a testament to the viability of this industry. If we as a state are serious about providing jobs, raising tax revenue, and investing in the New York economy, we must support marijuana legalization.