24 Feb The Cannabis Industry: America’s Greatest Job Creator
The cannabis industry has created hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United States.
Here are some stats on the cannabis industries effects on the job sector:
- Currently employs more than 240,000 full time jobs
- Employment increased 110% in the past 3 years.
The cannabis industry has certainly been a job creator and its growing!
Job Creation with the Cannabis Industry
Make no mistake about it. We owe those hippies that scream “legalize it” the jobs that the cannabis industry has created. In other words, the cannabis industry wouldn’t be around without the cannabis movement. The industry is a direct result of the activism. Legalizing cannabis means creating work in order to supply the new demand for legal bud.
What if All 50 States Legalized Cannabis?
According to recent reports from New Frontier Data, under full legalization, there could have been 1.46 million jobs in 2019, and that could rise to over 1.6 million in 2025.
The cannabis industry is the sector that is currently creating the highest number of jobs in the United States and imagine what that could be if it was completely legalized.
- In January of 2020 there were 243,700 full time positions connected to cannabis
- The above figure turns to 340,000 if you also consider part time positions.