Where the jobs are: America’s pot industry

The U.S. job market has had its share of ups and downs lately, but in the budding U.S. marijuana industry, these are apparently high times on the employment front.

A growing number of Americans are finding work in a multibillion-dollar industry that has been legally sanctioned — and only in some states — for less than a decade.

Cannabis-related companies now employ an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 full- and part-time workers, according to a new report by Marijuana Business Daily. The trade publication based its findings on two key data points gathered though its yearly survey of industry professionals: the estimated number of companies that operate exclusively or largely in the marijuana market, and the average number of workers in each segment of the industry.