Careers in The Business of Cannabis

Open the door to a skyrocketing industry

As legalization sweeps across the country, the cannabis sector continues to surge.

According to the 2023 Vangst Jobs Report, the U.S. cannabis market reached $26 billion in 2022, and the cannabis industry supported over 400,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

A specialized education can pave the way for you to thrive in this expanding and complex field. Gain the essential skills to be a leader in this transformative industry with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in The Business of Cannabis from LIM College. 

Your journey to a career in cannabis starts here.

The cannabis industry by the numbers

Discover the reach of the legal cannabis market, from adult use marijuana to pharmaceutical products to industrial hemp.


Adult use marijuana is legal in 24 states (as of Nov. 2023).


Medical marijuana is legal in 38 states and the District of Columbia (as of Nov. 2023).


The cannabis industry supported more than 417,000 full-time equivalent jobs in 2022, according to the 2023 Vangst Jobs Report.


The U.S. legal cannabis market is projected to be worth almost $80 billion by 2030. (Whitney Economics)

Explore careers in the cannabis industry

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in The Business of Cannabis can lead to a wide range of job opportunities in the cannabis landscape. 

Here are just a few possibilities*:

  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Retail
  • General Manager (Retail)
  • Human Resources Generalist

*LIM College’s BBA and MPS programs in The Business of Cannabis began enrolling students in the Fall of 2022. We anticipate our graduates to find jobs similar to these titles, which are a selection of positions found in the 2023 Vangst Jobs Report. Our catalog lists additional disclosures specific to The Business of Cannabis programs.

The cannabis industry encompasses a broad spectrum of professional disciplines and roles, each offering unique opportunities and requiring different skill sets:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Branding and Social Media
  • Manufacturing and Operations Management
  • Product Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Retail Management
  • Supply Chain and Logistics

Learn about influential organizations within the cannabis industry and explore their resources:

Keep up with the latest developments in the cannabis world:

LIM’s Business of Cannabis Programs


Bachelor’s Degree in The Business of Cannabis

LIM College’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in The Business of Cannabis is the first degree of its kind in the United States, and provides a groundbreaking education in this burgeoning industry. 

Learn from faculty who are working professionals in the field and gain valuable skills from hands-on internships via our on-campus or online degree program.

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Online Master’s Degree in The Business of Cannabis

Equip yourself with practical knowledge to excel in the cannabis industry with LIM College’s Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in The Business of Cannabis. 

Complete our 100% online program in one calendar year to launch or advance your career. 

Learn from current professionals as you study cannabis from seed to sale.

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There are currently a myriad of career opportunities in the rapidly growing cannabis field.
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Take the next step toward your future

Begin building or advancing your career in the cannabis industry with LIM College’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees in The Business of Cannabis.

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