Florida marijuana jobs are going to help many people currently looking for employment land a job. Right now the economy is down and many people have quit actively looking for a job. The latest data according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics claims
In June, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 6.1 percent. The
number of unemployed persons decreased by 325,000 to 9.5 million. Over the year, the
unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons have declined by 1.4 percentage
points and 2.3 million, respectively.
Although the number of employed people according to BLS is currently 9.5 million this does not include the folks mentioned above in the “not actively looking” category. Almost everyone knows more than one person without a job, or underemployed. The Florida marijuana jobs industry will be adding at least 100,000 new jobs in the first year according to our research. This is a conservative estimate of the number of jobs created by the FL medical marijuana industry.
Florida medical marijuana jobs are not just your dispensary owners, bud tenders, and master growers. Jobs created as a result of the successful passing of amendment 2 will extend to all areas of the economy. There will be a need for more employees at just about every level of the labor pool. The reason for this is twofold.
1. The Florida medical marijuana industry will create jobs directly associated with the cultivation, production and sale of medical cannabis
2. The Florida medical marijuana industry will create jobs indirectly associated with it.
Jobs directly associated with the cultivation, production and sale of medical marijuana are going to be your dispensary operators, deliver drivers, farm workers, edible goods employees, marijuana doctors, packaging employees, and the list goes on and on. Jobs that are indirectly associated with the industry are going to be created because of the increased need for support services. This means the local garden store will have a need for additional employees because of an increase in demand for the products they sell relating to growing. The same holds true for delivery services such as UPS and FEDEX. Anytime a completely new industry is created there is ripple effect across the economy creating new jobs along the way. When you have an economy as large as Florida’s the increase in the labor pool can be substantial.
According to the data, Florida will become the second largest medical marijuana market in the country behind California. Depending on how things shake out in New York, which just legalized medicinal use, they may become third. Having the second largest market in one of the fastest growing industries in the country means many people currently looking for employment may soon not have to do so. In preparation for the demand for qualified employees there are already companies looking to help out. Hemp Staff is a medical marijuana staffing agency that opened for business earlier this year. We expect that there will be similar businesses springing up to step in and fill the need. No matter what you’re opinion is of cannabis, one thing is for sure, it’s good for the economy.