Higher education lends legitimacy to booming job sector, opens doors to personal, professional enrichment
Don’t be surprised if the next college grad you congratulate says she’s heading off to work at a job that didn’t exist before. It’s not that unusual. Life in 2019 is full of things we swear we’d never live to see: Virtual digital assistants? Seriously. Self-driving cars? You bet. Legal weed? Yaasss.
Yup, life as we knew it way back in the dark ages of the 20th century surely has changed. Cannabis is quickly moving out of the basement and into the boardroom and with that move it is incrementally gaining popular acceptance all over the country. To date, 33 states support a medical program, 11 states allow recreational or adult-use cannabis sales, and two out of three Americans poll in favor of legalization.
That cultural shift is not only promoting positive personal health and wellness over negative stigma and stereotype, it’s legitimizing a long-crucified super plant that can feed you, clothe you, house you, and heal you. Another plus? It can employ you, too. Cannabis and everything surrounding it is refueling a soft job market and creating jobs. Lots of ’em.