Will the Cannabis Industry Surpass Tech with Employment Perks?

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mg Magazine continues its tradition of recognizing excellence with an annual report about leading U.S. cannabis employers.

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The U.S. cannabis industry employs more than 200,000 people in states that have legalized sale and use of the substance, and the figure is growing at an astonishing rate. Analysts expect the industry’s employment numbers to surpass sectors including manufacturing, utilities, and even government jobs within five years. Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics fails to recognize the industry’s contribution to the country’s low unemployment figures, major U.S. universities including Vanderbilt Law School, Cornell University, and the University of California at Davis now offer cannabis-focused undergraduate and graduate programs.

So, where does one begin when considering working in the industry? mg Magazine's annual report about leading cannabis employers is an excellent place to start.

For the past five years, the preeminent cannabis industry trade journal has been at the forefront of recognizing business leaders and companies leading the powerful economic engine. Every December, mg releases a list of the employers most valued by workers, and the bar is high. mg's process includes multiple interviews with both employees and human resources departments, evaluating key factors such as work environment, benefits, perks, work-life balance, health-and-wellness programs, social and environmental efforts, and several other business traits.

The results of 2019’s workplace satisfaction review will be released in the December issue of mg Magazine. The 2018 report is available online.

The 2019 effort is well underway. Nominations will be accepted through September 2.

Media outlets wishing to reprint any portion of this, or other stories may do so by crediting the original source, mg Magazine. Media Inquiries: press@cannmg.com or by calling (310) 421-1860 ext. 7015

About mg Magazine
mg is the leading trade media organization for the legal cannabis industry. Dubbed "weed's hybrid of Forbes and Inc.," mg analyzes and demystifies the people, plants, and products fueling the unprecedented growth of a renegade business culture slowly emerging from decades of federal prohibition. Visit mgretailer.com

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