Leafly’s fifth annual cannabis jobs report showed the cannabis industry to support 321,000 full-time equivalent jobs in 2021! An incredible number for an amazing and highly-deserving industry. Cannabis jobs aren’t accurately reported to the Department of Labor because it’s federally illegal, so in partnership with Whitney Economics, Leafly has been filling that gap since 2017! The result is a goldmine of knowledge and always filled with incredible cannabis job data. The 2021 report found that there are more legal cannabis industry employees in the United States than Electrician engineers EMTs and paramedics Dentists (more than twice as many!) The United States added 77,300 full-time jobs in the cannabis industry in 2020, despite the ravaging pandemic. This represents a 32 percent year-over-year job growth, which is absolutely phenomenal considering 2020 was the worst year for U.S. economic growth since World War II.
420 Intel – Marijuana Industry News, 03/03/2021 19:00:00