Since many generations are retiring later and later, it’s hard for millennials and recent college grads to break into traditional industries and move up the corporate ladder at a pace that they are satisfied with. Since job openings are scarce, employees are sitting in entry-level positions for longer and longer, unable to move up or stay on a solid career track like their parents and grandparents before them.
In what traditional industry can a 23 year-old become a successful managing editor, a CEO, or a published writer in a few months with few barriers and little opposition from superiors? Marijuana has allowed productive and driven young professionals to prove themselves as big fish in small ponds; it’s much easier to get noticed when you’re the first horse out of the gate.
The legal marijuana industry has created thousands of jobs for those in nearly every industry: public relations, retail, accounting, law, production. It’s the place innovative young people can carve a name for themselves in today’s world. What are your thoughts?
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