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Total Number of Cannabis Employees Reaches 243,700

The cannabis job market is one that has continued to expand the number of employees, despite the number of recent layoffs in the industry. Numbers on the industry, calculated by Leafly, revealed that the total number of cannabis employees prove that the industry is still expanding. At the moment, the medical cannabis and recreational adult-use cannabis industries employ a combined 243,700 individuals. Leafly, a company dedicated to cannabis news and cannabis data information processing, had to first figure out a way to get the data on cannabis employment.

The company started its annual job count so long about that there was no recognition by any U.S. labor statistics agency. Cannabis positions didn’t even have an assigned NAICS code, a code that is used by labor economists within their international classification system. Thankfully, the NAICS now recognizes cannabis jobs, but places them within the “Miscellaneous Store Retailers” category and the “Miscellaneous Crop Farming” category.

The report by Leafly contains an assortment of data on the cannabis industry and its distinctive 35 individual state cannabis markets and the cannabis market in the District of Columbia. The number one state for cannabis employment is California with 39,804 jobs and the second place state for cannabis jobs is Colorado with 32,705. After Colorado, there is a significant drop to the third place state of Washington with 23,756 employees. An explanation for the distinct lead in numbers held by California and Colorado is that they both had a much longer time in the cannabis industry as the industry’s firsts.

The cannabis industry has a job growth percentage of 100% over the past four years.

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Total Number of Cannabis Employees Reaches 243,700

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