For evidence of headwinds facing the regulated marijuana industry, look no further than the cannabis labor market. As the industry continues to grow, so does the demand for skilled professionals in various sectors of cannabis cultivation.
Michigan boasts more than 35,000 cannabis-related jobs — the second most in the country behind California. These include cultivation-related positions such as growers, trimmers, and budtenders, among others. The industry is thriving, providing a significant boost to the state's economy.
The legalization of adult recreational marijuana sparks the growth of an entirely new job industry across the 914. With the opening of dispensaries and cultivation facilities, there is a surge in employment opportunities for individuals interested in working with cannabis plants.