Remote cannabis jobs are on the rise - and yes, it’s legal to work for one from anywhere

The speed of growth not only makes cannabis one of the fastest growing industries in North America but also the faster growing employer.

Despite COVID-19 and lockdowns around the world, legal cannabis sales are booming. Even mature markets in both the United States and Canada experienced accelerated growth in 2020 thanks to increased e-commerce adoption and progressive legislation (BDSA Report).

The speed of growth not only makes cannabis one of the fastest growing industries in North America but also the faster growing employer. Leafly’s 2021 industry report shows that legal cannabis now supports a record-high 321,000 full-time American jobs and that the industry added 77,300 jobs in just the last year - a record 32 percent increase in year-over-year growth.

What’s more interesting than the cannabis industry’s growth is the variety of jobs it is creating for aspiring, cannabis professionals. While there are roles for budtenders, edible chiefs and harvesters in legal states and countries, there are also remote friendly options for designers, product managers and software engineers. These remote friendly roles not only allow top cannabis companies to access the top percentile of talent, but also allows aspiring professionals around the world to participate in the cannabis industry - regardless of its legal status in their country or state of residence.

Gone are the days of being forced to physically relocate for one's preferred industry - Silicon Valley being the most recent and relevant example. With top cannabis brands like Herb, Leafly, Weedmaps and more rapidly growing their teams, there’s never been a better time to follow your passion and work in cannabis with like-minded professionals from around the world.