People looking to take a crack at the recreational pot industry in the state of Minnesota may want to take one more step before they decide to move forward with a medical marijuana business, a new survey from the state’s Recreational Marijuana Business Advisory Committee (RMBCAC) finds.
The committee has set a deadline of July 2 to make the recommendations.
The RMBCAC has also called for a ban on sales to minors, a ban that could take effect in July.
While the group says that recreational marijuana sales could be legalized in a handful of states, the study finds that marijuana sales are unlikely to be legalized until 2019, well after recreational sales are legal in Minnesota.
“There are going to be many states that will be more likely to pass these laws, but it will be years before we see the next wave of recreational marijuana legalization,” said Mark Ciavarella, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Law School who was part of the RMBCA advisory committee.
While recreational sales could have the greatest impact in Colorado, California and Washington, recreational sales would not be available in Minnesota until 2020.
“It’s really a matter of what happens when we get there, and I think that we are going into a very difficult period in the country when we’re going to have to make a lot of difficult decisions, Ciawas said.
Recreational marijuana sales would be a major issue for a number of reasons.
For one, the industry is not profitable.
The federal government estimated in October that recreational sales generated $1.4 billion in sales in 2014, but recreational sales only generated $4.2 billion in revenue in the first three months of 2015.
As of December, recreational marijuana businesses in Minnesota had only earned $731,000 in total revenue, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
A total of 10 percent of the state economy is dependent on marijuana businesses, according the state.
Wiecker estimates that in 2019, the state will have $4 million in revenue from recreational marijuana. “
We’ve been quite slow on the implementation side,” said Jim Wieckowski, CEO of a cannabis consulting firm called Cannabis Connection, in an interview.
Wiecker estimates that in 2019, the state will have $4 million in revenue from recreational marijuana.
That’s a small portion of the $10 billion annual marijuana industry in Minnesota, which is expected to grow to $15 billion by 2020.
In 2019, recreational recreational marijuana use in Minnesota was estimated at 15.7 percent, with more than 9.3 million people living in the State, according state data.
But the study found that the number of recreational users could increase.
The research group surveyed 1,000 people ages 18 to 34, who had no recreational use.
In the group that did use recreational marijuana, 17.9 percent reported using marijuana daily.
That compares to 15.8 percent of adults who did not use marijuana, according in the report.
“The research indicates that there is a big population of young people that are coming in to try this and that will make a huge impact on the market and that is where the market is headed,” Wieks said.
The survey found that 75 percent of those surveyed said they used recreational marijuana at least once in their lifetime.
The majority of those who used marijuana daily said they never smoked it and nearly 60 percent said they smoked marijuana only once in the past year.
Nearly 50 percent of respondents said they did not have a medical condition that might make them vulnerable to recreational marijuana addiction, the report found.
The study found high rates of use of prescription painkillers and illicit drugs among those who said they had used recreational pot.
“I think this will have a huge ripple effect on the opioid crisis in Minnesota,” said Brian Henn, the executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, in a press release.
“If recreational sales go forward, there is no way for us to continue to keep the current rate of deaths associated with prescription opioid abuse, and we need to work toward getting more people off opioids,” Henn said.
“But we have to start to have more people start to talk about these issues in a non-addictive way.”
Some experts are concerned that recreational use may lead to an increase in abuse and dependency on painkillers.
“People who smoke marijuana, when they start using it more, they become dependent on these medications, and if that’s the case, they will continue to use them, even though they may no longer be addicted to them,” said Dr. Bruce W. Hines, an infectious disease expert at the Mayo Clinic.
In a statement, Wiecks said he expects the new state regulations to lead to increased use of opioids, particularly in children.
“Our current system has created a situation where the opioid epidemic is on the rise and it’s very difficult for the medical community to stop this,” he said.
But recreational marijuana