As the recreational cannabis industry gears up, it’s easy to see why people throughout the state might be excited at the prospect of working in the industry.
For these job-seekers, there is no shortage of opportunities. According to employment site ZipRecruiter.com, marijuana job postings across the country increased 693 percent from the last quarter of 2016 to last quarter 2017.
It’s exciting, I get it. I vividly remember the curious intoxication which flooded my veins the moment I walked inside a commercial-sized cannabis grow facility. But committing to a position in an industry still under a cloud of stigma may affect your future than many cannabis industry employers let on.
I’d like to share some insight and recent data to take into consideration before diving into the brave new world that is the cannabis industry.