January 19, 2015

Report: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Boost Hiring 90% At End Of 2014

January 19, 2015
marijuana jobs

marijuana jobsThe marijuana industry is growing rapidly, both medical and recreational. The growth of the industry has led to increased hiring by marijuana companies, especially at dispensaries. According to a report, the last quarter of 2014 saw medical marijuana dispensaries increase their hiring rate by 90%. Per Weed Hire:

Top 4 Biggest Increases in Jobs Demand since Q3 2014 (please see accompanying infograph)
1)      Dispensary Jobs -            90% Growth
2)      Medical Jobs –                 70% Growth
3)      Administrative Jobs -      65% Growth
4)      Sales Jobs –                      56% Growth

Top 6 Jobs Functions Most in Demand  
1)      Administrative
2)      Sales
3)      Dispensaries
4)      Medical
5)      Marketing
6)      Manufacturing/Grow/Edibles

These statistics demonstrate the industry is still very early in development.  The lack of banking support as well as the delays in issuance of licenses and approvals at the state level is likely to also play a role in how fast these organizations can grow.  It is important to note however that industry analysts believe that approximately 10,000 jobs in marijuana already exist in Colorado.  Thousands more will be coming in the follow-on states of Washington, Oregon, & Alaska.

Below is the accompanying infograph, courtesy of Weed Hire:

2014 fourth quarter marijuana jobs



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