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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Few other entrepreneurs in the cannabis space have their hands in quite as many ventures as Lorne Gertner. Currently dubbed the "godfather of the Canadian cannabis industry," Gertner told Civilized, "If we could live through normalization, we could change the world." Hailing from the fashion industry, this Toronto native says he's on a mission to "make the world a better place through cannabis and design excellence." The only catch is, well, normalizing cannabis — and that's where Gertner's keen eye for style comes in. "In the old days, you were going to be different or you were going to be normal," said Thom Antonio, Gertner's friend, creative director, and collaborator of 35 years.

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