This Chart Contextualizes the Number of Marijuana Jobs in the American Economy

We all understand that the marijuana industry is booming, but how does the number of marijuana jobs compare to other types of jobs that we come into contact with other day? For example, how many weed jobs are there in comparison to Uber drivers? And pharmacists and physical therapists? This chart gives us a good look at how many marijuana jobs there are in the American economy and how they compare to industries of similar size. 

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When there are more cannabis jobs than physical therapy jobs then you know something big is happening. 

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President Trump's 2020 budget request includes a loophole that would let Washington, DC finally open up dispensaries for recreational cannabis. Although DC voters passed a ballot initiative to legalize recreational cannabis back in 2014, Congress has used its power over the nation's capital to prevent it from selling cannabis for recreational use. Right now, local dispensaries can only sell medical marijuana to registered patients thanks to Congress, which controls spending in the District of Columbia.

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