New Jersey has finally started to sell recreational marijuana to the general public. But many job seekers in the state may have a big question as the Green Rush begins: How do I get my foot in the door of the cannabis industry?
According to the New Jersey Cannabis Trade Association (NJCTA), the answer is simple: Start with what you know.
Many people interested in getting their foot in the door of the cannabis industry may be focused on how to get a job in a grow space or dispensary. But while those jobs are out there and increasing, there are many more ancillary services the industry needs, NJCTA board member Sarah Trent said.
"We are just like any other industry," Trent said. "We need banking, accountants, lawyers, construction, delivery and packaging services, just to name a few."
"You should take what you know best, educate yourself about the industry in general, and then find a job where your existing skill set applies," Trent added.