Over the past two years, the legalization of the medical and recreational use of cannabis in the United States has resulted in the immediate creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs. 

Of all the figures you will find in this article, it is the obscenest and the least easy to forget, 703% is the unprecedented increase in Florida’s employment rate last year. 

In Florida, according to specialists, more than 9,000 jobs have been created since the legalization of the medical and therapeutic use of Cannabis, which is simply unprecedented. 

In the United States as a whole, the forecast was for 211,000 new jobs. In 2018, a total of more than 300,000 jobs were assigned to the legalization of cannabis.

20,000 of these new jobs are in California alone. 

The positive impact of the legalization of cannabis on employment is taking a double-digit figure in the United States. The observation is even more blatant when both recreational and medical use has been permitted by law, as in Colorado or Washington State


But in general, the statistical curve of the number of new jobs follows the evolution of the number of new patients in the states. To get an idea, let’s take the example of Florida, because Florida is big, OK. 

This state in eastern America legalized the use of medical cannabis in 2014, since then it has become the country’s leading market for medical cannabis.

For April 2019, the State of Florida recorded more than 100,000 new card applications for medical Cannabis. Not all applications are accepted. But over the past 12 months, the total number of patients in this condition has officially increased from 65,000 to 165,000.

In the more than likely event that the state eventually legalizes the recreational use of cannabis, experts expect a historical explosion in the number of jobs created overnight.

High salaries

The icing on the cake is that the upturn does not come alone, because not only is the number of jobs exploding, but the average wage is also better than elsewhere in the Cannabis industry. 

Laboratory workers, gardeners, workers, but also managers, marketing experts, accountants, tax specialists, engineers. The median annual salary in the cannabis industry is currently $58,511 per year, which is 11% higher than the national average.  

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