With the passage of Prop 64 legalizing adult use of recreational cannabis and promoting the legitimacy of medical cannabis, the production of cannabis products is now a burgeoning industry in California. A professional workforce with core union worker protections are crucial to a safe, competitive marketplace for consumers and good jobs for communities.
In 2020, California’s cannabis industry grew by 80% in a single year – adding 57,970 jobs and bringing in $3,774,700,000 in sales.
California’s recreational cannabis economy is projected to reach $45 billion/year by 2025.
The cannabis industry now supports over 428,000 full-time jobs in the United States.