Cannabis legalization promises jobs in Missouri. But how many?

Missouri voters will decide in November whether they want to allow adult-use cannabis in the state, an issue that has typically come with promises of leafy, green economic uplift.

If voters legalize cannabis for adult use, some local cannabis businesses say their workforce would increase or even double. And unlike the rest of the economy, still wracked with staffing shortages, it appears there’s a supply of candidates eager to work in the industry.

“We are seeing a huge demand for people who want to work in this space,” said John Pennington, co-founder, and CEO of Rock Hill-based retailer and manufacturer Proper Cannabis.

Experts and industry officials credit the legalization of adult-use cannabis with growing jobs from Colorado to Illinois. In Missouri, advocates say much the same: And while the numbers are hard to pin down and unlikely to be transformative, cannabis businesses will certainly have to scale up if voters approve Amendment 3.

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