How Washington’s Cannabis Industry is Fueling Job Growth

June 14, 2023

Washington’s cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing in the country, and it’s creating jobs at an equally rapid pace. This growth is due to a number of factors, including increasing demand (and acceptance) for legal cannabis, the expansion of the legal market in general, and the creation of new businesses. With the stigma that still surrounds cannabis at a federal level, we figured it was the perfect time to touch base on how Washington’s cannabis industry is fueling job growth and giving back in more ways than one. 

If you’re curious about the impact of the cannabis industry on the state’s economy, continue reading to learn more!

How Washington’s Cannabis Industry is Fueling Job Growth

In addition to being more than 1000 legal dispensaries in Washington, there are 100’s of producers/processors making the 1000’s of products that can be found across the state today. This may be why some of the most on-demand jobs in the industry right now include: 

  • Budtenders
  • Dispensary Leads & Managers 
  • Growers & Trimmers 
  • Processors (Lab)
  • Packaging & Fulfillment 
  • Marketing & Sales 
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Security 

In addition to creating jobs, Washington’s growing cannabis  industry generates billions of tax dollars every year. In fact, in 2020 alone, cannabis businesses made over $1.7 billion in tax revenue for the state. These tax dollars are being used to fund a variety of programs, including education, healthcare, and public safety. As the industry continues to grow, we expect to see even more job growth in the future. 

Interested In Working In Washington Cannabis?

If you are looking for a job in a growing and exciting industry, the cannabis industry in Washington state is a great option. Lucky for you, we are always looking for new budtenders to help in our dispensary locations

To apply for a job with Kush21, simply send us your resume and let’s get rollin’. 

We are open 7 days a week! Come visit us to find out more, follow up on a resume, or to pick up an online order everyday between 8am-11:45pm! 

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