Which State Will Be Next to Legalize Cannabis?

You might be surprised. August 3, 2019 5 min read This story originally appeared on Cannabis & Tech Today Only a few months into the new year and numerous states have made progress on adult-use cannabis legislation. However, some of the states expected to legalize next may be held up for one reason or another. In other cases, bills are making their way through once restrictive states. Here is the latest on some of the states most likely to legalize in 2019. New Jersey New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy began 2019 with a call to push for adult-use cannabis legalization in the state. At his State of the State address, Gov. Murphy called for reform to reverse the inequality of the War on Drugs while shifting public resources to other safety measures. Since then, not as much progress has been made as some would like. Some fear that legalization may […]

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How Universities Are Preparing Graduates for Careers in Cannabis

An increasing number of colleges are preparing students for jobs in the fastest growing industry in the country. May 13, 2019 3 min read Brought to you by Cannabis & Tech Today This past spring, ZipRecruiter’s CEO Ian Siegel revealed that cannabis is the fastest growing job category in the United States. With 445 percent year-over-year growth in job listings, cannabis is far outpacing tech and healthcare career growth (245 and 70 percent, respectively). Data released by Mordor Intelligence suggested that the country’s market value could reach $65 billion by 2023. Potential supporting evidence comes from cannabis staffing agency Vangst which reported a 690 percent jump in job listings since 2017. The hottest job markets continue to be notable cities and states with recreational and medicinal use. Job seekers are finding the most opportunities in California, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, Oregon, and Florida. However, opportunities should continue to expand further into emerging […]

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