Looking for a job in a growing field?
Stockton University in New Jersey is cosponsoring a virtual career fair this week that will offer students opportunities in the cannabis industry.
Not all the jobs involve working with plants. There are legal jobs, accounting-related opportunities, and positions in communications, marketing, and health fields.
“Regardless of what your academic specialty will be, there will be an opportunity to use it in the cannabis industry,” said Edmund DeVeaux, president of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, which is cosponsoring the two-day event on Wednesday and Thursday.
Two years ago, as New Jersey inched toward legalizing the recreational sale and use of marijuana — a step voters approved in a ballot measure last month — Stockton began offering a minor in cannabis studies. The program enrolls about 90 students, and interest in the field has been keen, said Ekaterina “Kathy” Sedia, associate professor of biology.
“Regardless of how we may feel about it, it’s going to be here,” she said. “There’s going to be jobs and if somebody is going to get those jobs, I’d rather my kids get them.”