Vangst, a leading cannabis industry jobs platform, has released the annual 2023 Cannabis Jobs Report, which found that there are now 417,493 full-time equivalent jobs supported by the legal cannabis industry in the U.S. This represents a 2% drop in employment. It is the first time legal cannabis jobs have declined year-over-year since the modern legal era began in 2012.
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.
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?
In a new analysis of legal pot's jobs and pay scales, the marijuana head-hunting firm Vangst, which describes itself as the "Monster.com of the cannabis industry," reports that pot is hot. The company says it expects employment in the industry to more than double next year and that salaries at licensed pot businesses are up 18 percent this year.