In a surprising turn of events, the weed industry and employment have been booming during COVID-19 shutdowns. In many states, marijuana businesses have been deemed essential and remained open amid lockdowns of other job sectors. Cannabis is providing high-quality employment opportunities with competitive pay when other industries are suffering. How Has COVID-19 Affected Employment? As of April 23, at least 26.5 million Americans were unemployed due to the widespread shutdowns and resulting financial crisis. Economic experts predict these jobless rates will soon exceed those seen in the Great Depression. Despite the economic downturn, the legal marijuana industry employs about 211,000 […]
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