How to Make a Living and Have a Career in the World of Legalized Marijuana
“Andrew Ward spills the beans on how to obtain a job or full-blown career in the cannabis industry. Brooklyn-based freelance cannabis writer Ward should know, as he has covered the industry for over a decade for Benzinga and Merry Jane, among other media outlets.” —Forbes
As of 2019, eleven states (and Washington, DC) have legalized recreational marijuana use with another twenty-two having legalized medical marijuana, and those numbers will only continue to rise. Cannabis career opportunities are beginning to take off across the country and beyond. In fact, Forbes noted the industry is projected to create more jobs than manufacturing by 2020.
With the rise in legalization, virtually any job in the American market can be replicated in the cannabis industry. From working in a dispensary to social media, IT to HR, marketing to quality assurance, millions of future professionals are looking at cannabis as a future career path.
Andrew Ward, who has been covering the growing cannabis industry for over a decade, shares the vast stretch of potential careers. In addition to job opportunities, Ward supplies career growth, salaries, and first-hand knowledge from professionals who have made a career in the field.
But as with any industry, there are pros and cons. While the market is expanding, every profession has growing pains, and Ward explains them in detail. In addition to potential jobs, Ward explores other options, such as freelancing and starting your own business.
For those either looking to find a new career or preparing to join the workforce, Cannabis Jobs offers the most in-depth information available.