How Many Americans Now Work in the Legal Cannabis Industry? A. 1.1 Million B. 800,000 C. 440,000 D. 250,000

As of 2024, the research found that there are now 440,445 full-time employees in the legal cannabis industry. According to Vangst and Whitney, it’s a “sign that the business climate has begun to stabilize somewhat nationally after the turmoil of the past two years.” “Nationwide, annual cannabis sales increased to $28.8 billion in 2023, a 10.3% rise over 2022’s sales. That figure includes all state-regulated medical and adult-use sales, but does not include hemp-derived products. That’s good news for an industry that has endured strong headwinds,” reads the report.