Jobs in the cannabis industry have seen significant growth in the past year, and cannabis is now considered the fastest growing industry in the country. Just one year ago, we published the white paper Growing Like a Weed: The Impact of the Cannabis Industry on the Job Market, but the industry is growing so fast we decided to revisit our data and provide an update.
As of today, 33 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes up from 20 states in spring 2018. Ten states have adopted laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use, up from eight states at the same time last year. The expansion of legalized cannabis has resulted in an increase of cannabis jobs, the industry is thriving, and the pay is good.
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