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Cannabis/Marijuana: Economic Impact On the City of Merced

This project aims to collect data about the revenue generated by the cannabis industry since portions of this revenue are supposed to be allocated to community services and data is not widely available.  Forecasts by the State of California and information from city officials provide some information but interviews with those who are involved with the process of legalization, establishing a dispensary, bank officials and community members will inform the study. Non-academic community partners such as Building Healthy Communities Southwest/East Merced County are vital to this project as well as local public health officials and economic development officials in Merced. 



Tabesh Zaidi