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

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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