Cannabis job and market trends: A mid-year check-in with FlowerHire


    At the beginning of 2023, cannabis recruiting agency FlowerHire published their Cannabis Industry Forecast 2023: A list of 10 predictions of cannabis job and market trends for the year ahead.

    Six months in, FlowerHire’s David Belsky and Aisha Alves sat down with CohnReznick’s Michaela Reid for a status update on which predictions have turned out as “CannaYes” or “CannaNo” – and where things are still a bit hazy.

    Watch their spirited discussion below to find out how each prediction has been faring:

    1. Cultivation is still the #1 job creator in all of cannabis (0:30)
    2. There will still be a migration of talent (1:10)
    3. New York will be a game changer (2:00)
    4. More innovative social equity programs (3:15)
    5. More recruiting of candidates with cannabis industry experience (4:45)
    6. Cannabis is still a force for upward mobility (6:10)
    7. Rise of “glue” positions (7:05)
    8. Compensation is more on par with other industries (8:45)
    9. Improved human capital solutions (11:00)
    10.  The HR maturity in maturing markets will increase (12:45)

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