High-Grade Pot Jobs Have Arrived

By BRITTANY SHOOT

Jobs in legal compliance and operations management are not just careers in the white-collar world. According to a new report from Vangst, a recruitment and job placement agency focused on the cannabis industry, these are some of the most popular jobs in a growing industry: legal cannabis cultivation and retail sales management. Moreover, the cannabis industry is projected to grow 220% in 2019 alone, according to the report.

Of course grow house and budtending jobs are on the rise. But as the legal marijuana industry continues to professionalize, jobs in finance, compliance, and operations are also opening up, with a staggering 690% increase in overall marijuana industry job listings between January 1, 2017 and August 1, 2018. Many of those jobs listed were offered under titles such as director of cultivation or director of extraction. And, average salaries in the industry grew 16.8% between 2017 and 2018. That’s a lot of green.

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