If you want to work in the marijuana industry, there are options beyond budtender

LANSING — Want to work in the marijuana industry now that recreational weed is legal in Michigan? 

Beyond budtenders and growers, the industry needs a wide range of workers in order to function, said Karson Humiston, the founder and CEO of Vangst, a career site for cannabis jobs. 

“If you’re a huge cultivation company employing 100 growers, you also need HR. You also need marketing, IT, security,” she said. “It’s a business like any other.” 

If Michigan is anything like Colorado or Washington, Huminston said, the marijuana industry could create around 30,000 new jobs in the next few years.  

The job-posting site Indeed found that the number of cannabis-related jobs on its site tripled over

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