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How to Begin Your Career In The Cannabis Industry - Weedguide

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Date:
Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

There are 165,000-230,000 full- and part-time employees working in the cannabis industry, a number that is projected to increase to 340,000 employees by 2022. If cannabis were to be legalized at the Federal level, an estimated one million new jobs would be created over the next decade. And considering job posts for the industry increased by staggering 445% in 2017, it’s no wonder that cannabis is reportedly the fastest growing job category in the US.

Legal cannabis is unique in that it’s a highly regulated industry that is also very much in its infancy. While anyone experienced in the areas of cultivation, extraction or budtending has a great deal to contribute – and most likely, their pick of the litter when it comes to finding jobs in any legal market – it’s important to remember that the industry is being built from the ground up. That means there’s also a need for accountants, realtors, scientists, HR professionals, web developers, marketers, graphic designers, lawyers, writers, and more. And having direct professional or personal experience with cannabis isn’t even a requirement.