250,000 Americans Work In Legal Cannabis And Jobs Are Growing

Sales are growing in every state where medical or adult use (recreational sales) are allowed … and that means jobs are growing. Many other industries are faltering right now, but not cannabis.

Julie Weed published a Forbes article titled 250,000 Americans Work In Legal Cannabis And Jobs Are ‘Growing’,which includes extensive commentary from yesterday’s interview with David, as well as a link to FlowerHire’s website. The piece explores the cannabis job market as it stands and offers employment projections as legalization expands into new states and as nascent markets become more established. We included excerpts below:

Few industries require such a wide gamut of expertise to run, from agriculture to new product development to chemical testing to retail, all accompanied by an extra layer of rules and regulations. That’s according to David Belsky, chief executive of FlowerHire, a staffing and talent strategy firm that serves the regulated cannabis industry. Salaries vary widely by state but jobs are available for people at all education levels Belsky said. There’s work for delivery drivers, bud trimmers and retail salespeople, as well as manufacturing and finance professionals, PhD chemists and horticulturists, and more.

One benefit of cannabis jobs to US states is “they can’t be moved out of state,” said Belsky. That’s due to federal regulations prohibiting cannabis from crossing state lines. Cannabis has to be grown, processed and sold in the state in which it is consumed.

Sales are growing in every state where medical or adult use (recreational sales) are allowed said Belsky, and that means jobs are growing. “Many other industries are faltering right now, but not cannabis.”

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