100,000 – 150,000 Jobs Created by Legal Cannabis Industry in U.S.

Legal Cannabis industryThe legal cannabis industry employs between 100,000 and 150,000 people in the United States, according to the 2016 Marijuana Business Factbook, a report published by Marijuana Business Daily.

The report includes those employed at recreational cannabis and medical cannabis retail outlets, cultivation centers, testing labs and production centers.

To determine the number of jobs created, the report used a calculation that estimated the number of legal cannabis businesses, and the average number of people they employ, to come to a total; they included both full and part-time positions.

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