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“Cannabis is really a job creator at all ends of the job spectrum,” Belsky says. While many positions are hourly jobs in retail, delivery or processing, the industry also offers leadership opportunities that pay six-figure incomes.

Maryalene LaPonsie’s U.S. News & World Report article talks about industries still hiring during the pandemic. Cannabis is among the five industries featured, with David serving as the sole spokesperson on the sector’s growth. His commentary sheds light on the positive correlation between the demand for cannabis products during the pandemic and available job opportunities. We included the excerpt below.

Although not legal in every state, marijuana sales are on pace to increase 40% in 2020, according to the Marijuana Business Factbook. Many states allowed marijuana establishments to remain open as essential businesses during spring shutdowns and that helped fuel demand for their products, according to David Belsky, CEO of FlowerHire, an executive search and staffing firm for the cannabis industry. 

“Cannabis is really a job creator at all ends of the job spectrum,” Belsky says. While many positions are hourly jobs in retail, delivery or processing, the industry also offers leadership opportunities that pay six-figure incomes.

In the past year, a number of companies have experienced tremendous job growth. As an example, Belsky points to the multistate operator Ascend Wellness Holdings, which has gone from 100 employees last year to 700 now. Meanwhile, California-based Eaze has 1,200 workers who deliver cannabis products to customers. “These tend to be W-2 jobs with benefits,” Belsky adds.

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