The Cannabis Job Market in 2023
Are you curious about the cannabis job market in 2023?
Well, we have some exciting news for you! According to the latest Cannabis Jobs Report from Vangst and Whitney Economics, as of early 2023, the legal cannabis industry has created over 417,493 full-time equivalent jobs.
If you’re looking to make a career change, now is the time to consider the cannabis industry!
Several states continue to grow as they open up their legalized adult-use cannabis markets or expand their medical marijuana programs. That means there are plenty of cannabis jobs available across the country.
So, which states have the highest demand for cannabis jobs?
According to the Vangst Jobs Report: Missouri, Michigan, New Jersey, Florida, New Mexico, Montana, Ohio, Massachusetts, Maine, and Illinois saw the most growth in cannabis jobs over the last year. In 2023, we can expect to see ramped-up recruiting in newly-opened legal markets like Missouri, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. These states have seen an increase in job openings in cultivation, retail, and ancillary sectors such as finance, marketing, and technology.
While new markets are expanding their hiring efforts, states with more mature markets like Colorado, California, and Oklahoma saw a decline in job openings over the last year. As more states opened legal stores, the allure of cannabis tourism began to taper off. The pandemic also caused a bit of a rollercoaster effect for hiring and many operators adjusted accordingly. In 2023, hiring should quietly expand in mature markets as wholesale cannabis prices find a solid footing and established companies grow at a steady organic single-digit rate.
The cannabis industry is at an inflection point.
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