While numerous states have legalized medical and/ or recreational cannabis, it remains illegal at the federal level. As such, agencies such as the Bureau of Labor and Statistics have been turning a blind eye to any cannabis-related jobs.
Based on a Leafly report, 210,000 jobs have been created by legal cannabis in the US, with more than 64,000 of those jobs having been created last year alone. 2017 saw a cannabis industry employment rise by 21% and since, things have been moving fast, especially in some states.
Interestingly, figures by the Bureau of Labor statistics for Home Health Care Aides highlighted a 47% growth over 10 years. Leafly’s growth projection within the cannabis industry has been based on only three years. This implies that as far as employment is concerned, cannabis is most likely America’s fastest growing industry.
Washington and Colorado, who made cannabis legal in 2014, have experienced a steady