One sector that has been a silent contributor to the U.S. labor market — but hasn’t been recognized yet due to the stigma of being a federally illegal business — is the cannabis industry, according to a report by Leafly.
A Major Industry Left Out Of Jobs Data
The number of full-time jobs in the legal U.S. cannabis industry is now at 211,000, courtesy of an addition of 64,389 jobs in 2018, according to Leafly.
The total number of full-time legal cannabis jobs in the U.S. would likely to soar to 296,000 if indirect and induced jobs were also taken into account.
To put things in perspective, the report said there are now more legal cannabis industry workers in the U.S. than dental hygienists. Among