Arcview Market Research, which focuses on cannabis industry trends, projects the industry will support 467,000 jobs by 2022.

Cannabis is a plant with many nicknames – marijuana, weed and pot, among many more – but its legalisation in some countries suggests demand for professionals in the cannabis industry can only grow in the future.

Countries such as Uruguay and Canada are the first and second countries respectively to have legalised the recreational use of cannabis. The use of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001, while Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to legalise medical marijuana. The plant is “cultivated under strict control and only for research and development” in the Land of Smiles, said a CNA Insider report.

“Unlike alcohol and cigarettes, marijuana has great health benefits such as treating cancer, Alzheimer’s and insomnia,” claimed Thai politician Anutin Charnvirakul, head of the Bhumjaithai Party in South China Morning Post (SCMP)...


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