Report: Legal Cannabis Industry Responsible For 150,000 Full Time Jobs

WASHINGTON: The legal cannabis industry is responsible for the creation of an estimated 150,000 full-time jobs, according to state-by-state datacompiled by the online content provider Leafly.com.

Their analysis identified 149,304 full-time jobs supported by the legal marijuana industry. Not all of the jobs included in the tally involved direct contact with the plant, as ancillary businesses like consultants and hydroponics providers were also included.

The total represents a 22 percent increase in the number of full-time cannabis-related jobs created within the past 12 months.

States reporting the largest number of cannabis-related jobs were California (47,711) Colorado (26,891), and Washington (26,556).

U.S. Startups Jumping Headfirst Into The Marijuana Industry

WASHINGTON: The next great American gold rush is upon us. Vast, open land awaits the right eager businessperson to stake out their plot of land. This time, the gold is green — and the products include plastic baggies, vaporizers and mobile apps.

Yes. The marijuana industry is where the opportunities are. (More coverage of the emerging industry from AOL Jobs contributor David Rheins.)

Those getting into the marijuana industry today are getting a leg up on the growing wave of competition. The New York Times recently covered the industry that is now receiving financial backing from several networks of investors that are ready to plunge millions into the industry. A concurrent Times editorial series called for the legalization of marijuana.

At this point, the widespread legalization of marijuana looks now to be more of a ‘when’ rather than an ‘if’. Personal convictions aside, the numbers don’t lie. Debates can arise over whether Colorado’s decline in highway fatalities is enough to outweigh the bump in pot DUI arrests in legalized states. However, there is no debate when it comes to facts and figures; Americans love their marijuana.

420 Careers: Available Marijuana Jobs At All-Time High

420careers.com, the leading marijuana industry job board website, has announced that because the marijuana industry is expanding so rapidly it is creating an unprecedented demand for marijuana-related jobs throughout the country.

“The US marijuana industry is developing quicker than any other industry. The rapid growth is generating hundreds of new jobs,” stated Dan Kingston, President of 420careers.com.

The marijuana industry is predicted to grow by 64 percent, to over $2 billion, in 2014. Reports also predict that 14 more states will likely legalize marijuana for adult recreational use by 2018, potentially creating upwards of a $10 billion marijuana industry in the United States.