NEW JERSEY: The findings of the Third Quarter 2014 Cannabis Jobs Report show significant demand by state governments looking to fill regulatory and other positions, including senior level positions with the Minnesota Department of Health. Annual pay for the positions typically ranges from $60,000 to $105,000.
“With marijuana now legal in 23 states, the green rush has created a huge demand for experienced professionals who can build and operate the apparatus required for regulating and overseeing what is essentially a brand new industry,” said WeedHire CEO David Bernstein. “State governments need to make sure they are equipped to handle what many project to be an explosive growth industry, potentially reaching as much as $10 billion by 2019.”
“A look at the positions available in many of these states show they are taking the issue very seriously,” Mr. Bernstein said.
Sales and Administrative positions continue to see rapid growth and account for 63.3% of the postings on WeedHire through the end of the third quarter of 2014. Dispensaries (24.7 %), Marketing (16.2 %), Website/Online (12.6%), and positions in Doctor’s offices (11.2%) round out the top five job categories.