Despite the fact that California has only legalized the medicinal use of cannabis, executive director of the California Cannabis Industry Association Nate Bradley has approximated that 100,000 people hold marijuana-related jobs. Business in the industry is booming and the diversity of fields one can be involved in continues to grow as demand increases and new companies are established.
“There’s testing labs, packaging companies, wholesalers, processing companies, extraction companies, edible companies, and that’s on top of the cultivators and dispensary workers that most likely come to mind when you hear ‘pot jobs’,” Bradley explained. He further explains that Californians are anticipating that recreational legalization will be on the 2016 ballot and if passed, one million jobs within the industry could be created.
Events such as the San Francisco Cannabis Career Fair in July are becoming popular in anticipation of the influx of positions to be filled. Online, websites like THCJobs.com and CannaJobs.com offer listings for people interested in entering the industry. The legalization of recreational marijuana, as seen in Colorado, has the capability to boost state revenue, and even further, our votes can give countless people in California new opportunities and financial stability.