Cannabis trade magazine Marijuana Business Daily estimates that the value of New Jersey’s cannabis industry will quickly grow to more than $2 billion now that cannabis is legal for all adults over 21. For those numbers to be realized, New Jersey cannabis businesses will have to do some hiring. They’ll need people to grow the cannabis, process the cannabis, package the cannabis, and sell the cannabis, not to mention to deliver the cannabis.
Matt Harrell, vice president of the New Jersey Cannabis Trade Association and vice president of government relations at Curaleaf, said that while it’s hard to pinpoint exact numbers, an adult-use cannabis dispensary could hire 50 people and a large-scale grow facility could create a few hundred jobs.
“While every license holder will have to determine their own employment needs, the retail portion alone will create many hundreds of jobs in dispensaries across New Jersey. With cultivation, processing, and even administrative jobs considered, the adult-use market is going to be huge job creator for our state,” said Harmony Dispensary CEO Shaya Brodchandel.