Lakewood, CO: By year’s end, nearly 300,000 employees are expected to be working in the state-licensed cannabis marketplace, according to an analysis by the news website Marijuana Business Daily.
Their analysis projects as many as 295,000 marijuana-related jobs by the close of 2020 – a total that is slightly higher than the total number of computer programmers working in the United States. The newsgroup projects that there may be as many as 470,000 cannabis-related jobs by 2022.
The estimates are in line with those published earlier this year by the online content provider Leafly.com, which at that time identified some 243,000 full-time employees in the state-licensed cannabis industry.
For more information, see the NORML Fact Sheet, “Marijuana Regulation: Impact on Health, Safety, and Economy.”