Careers in the Business of Cannabis

Be at the Forefront of an Emerging Industry

As legalization accelerates, cannabis industry jobs are among the fastest-growing in the U.S. In fact the number of jobs grew by 32% in 2020 (Leafly Jobs Report) and sales of legal cannabis are expected to grow to $41 billion by 2025 (Cowen). 

The cannabis industry encompasses a variety of markets, including beauty/wellness, industrial use (hemp), recreational cannabis, and medicinal/pharmaceutical use, with a multitude of positions for candidates with industry knowledge and business skills.

Explore The Business of Cannabis

Amid rapid expansion and a complex regulatory framework, employers in the cannabis industry seek college graduates with retail experience and industry-specific knowledge.

Sample Job Titles (from a Sept. 2021 LInkedIn search)

  • Field Brand Supervisor
  • Merchandise Coordinator
  • E-Commerce Merchandising and Buying Coordinator
  • Retail Operations Consultant

Sample Career Areas

  • Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Retail Management
  • Marketing, PR and Social Media
  • Product Development and Merchandising

Professional Organizations

  • National Cannabis Industry Association
  • Minority Cannabis Business Association
  • National Association of Cannabis Businesses
  • National Hemp Association

Publications

  • MJ Biz Daily
  • Cannabis Industry Journal
  • Leafly
  • MG Magazine
  • Cannabis Business Times
  • Marijuana Venture
Academics

Programs in The Business of Cannabis

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) / 4-Year Degree

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