Saturday, September 1, 2018
Proponents and adversaries of marijuana legalization can agree that a new regulated industry will create jobs. Unfortunately for those who indulged in cannabis prior to legalization, legal marijuana businesses are often not welcoming of job applicants with prior marijuana-related criminal convictions. This weeds out many applicants who's loyalty to cannabis helped drive its legalization.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that only about ten percent of applicants who applied for Florida's new cannabis market are considered employable by hiring companies. The industry has been working hard to fight "stoner stereotypes" and are not looking to employ applicants with a "strong admiration for weed" according to Forbes writer Mike Adams.