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New York: The Cannabis Industry Is Hiring in NY

New York: The Cannabis Industry Is Hiring in NY

It's estimated by the industry that there could be 63,000 jobs related to cannabis across the state by 2025, with a significant number in retail and hospitality.

Back in the 1990s, Kirk Lawrence's first job selling weed was at a record store in Far Rockaway, Queens, where he had to be cautious. Despite facing numerous arrests over the years due to police crackdowns on marijuana users, Mr. Lawrence, now 45, persisted. He experienced rides in police vans and lockups "for smoking outside my job." However, he recently secured a job as a budtender in a Manhattan dispensary, where he now openly sells cannabis. When the opportunity presented itself, he thought, "why not?"

– Read the entire article at The New York Times.

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