Careers in the Business of Cannabis

Open the Door to a Skyrocketing Industry

In 2021, the cannabis industry created an average of 280 new jobs a day.

As legalization accelerates, cannabis industry jobs are among the fastest-growing in the U.S. In fact the number of jobs grew by 33% to over 428,000 in 2021 (2022 Leafly Jobs Report).

Amid rapid expansion and a complex regulatory framework, employers in the cannabis industry seek employees with both industry-specific knowledge and business skills and experience.

Explore The Business of Cannabis

Sample Job Titles in the Cannabis Industry* (from a Feb. 2022 LInkedIn search)

  • Director of Hemp Operations
  • Social Meda Manager
  • Content and Events Specialist
  • Senior Manager, Communications
  • Director, Regional Marketing
  • Retail Operations Consultant
  • Retail Inventory Specialist

Sample Career Areas

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


LIM's BBA and MPS in The Business of Cannabis began enrolling students in Fall 2022. Positions listed on this page are anticipated, not actual, job titles for graduates of those programs. Our catalog lists additional disclosures specific to those programs.


Professional Organizations

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


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

Programs in The Business of Cannabis

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

Green is the new black.

As legalization accelerates, cannabis industry jobs are among the fastest-growing in the U.S.

Acquire the specialized knowledge you need to build a successful career in this exciting, but complex, business arena.

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Master of Professional Studies in the Business of Cannabis (MPS)

Already have a bachelor's degree? Looking to make a career change?

The cannabis industry needs business leaders.

Our master's degree program will equip you with practical knowledge you can immediately put to work to launch or advance a cannabis career.



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