Imagine you could scrap everything archaic about America's business culture and start anew. How would an utterly modern enterprise operate?
Would you create a meritocracy, where what you know matters more than who you know or how you look? Would you hire a diverse team of passionate, multi-cultural, purpose-driven people and empower them to innovate? Would you work to address issues like gender fairness, sustainability, and social inequity all for the common good?
If you think any of those actions would enhance your work-life experience, cannabis is hiring. Like, really hiring.
"There are more cannabis jobs opening up every day than there are people with experience to fill them," says Karson Humiston, founder and CEO of Vangst, the leading cannabis industry career site. "If you're sick of working in an industry dominated by middle-aged white men and seriously want to move into a career that prioritizes talent, social responsibility, diversity and inclusion, I've got a job for you."
Humiston sees unlimited growth potential in the industry and projects the cannabis workforce will triple in five years. It's not a wild estimate. According to Nielsen, total sales of legalized cannabis are expected to reach $41 billion by 2025, up from $8 billion today. When you figure that only 11 of 50 states permit recreational marijuana at the moment, a steady, explosive growth rate is feasible.