States with Most Jobs in Cannabis Industry


We recently posted that there are 34 states (and D.C.) ithat allow medical marijuana usage with at least 10 states (and D.C.) having some form of legal recreational use.  Now we’ve come across a recent post from data-wrangler Statista where they report that, in 2018, the U.S. added over 64k full-time jobs (a 44% over 2017) into a growing $10 billion per year marijuana industry.  In addition, they cite a study by cannabis website Leafy that says there are an estimated 211k people full-time employees in the industry with another 100k jobs indirectly depending on it.  Is this America’s “hidden job boom?”  Indeed…

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