Cannabis is an enormous industry. Last year sales in California reached over $4.4 Billion. That’s with 75% of the state having total bans on its sale and production. It doesn’t take much to look around and see that it’s common. People want it for everything from treating serious conditions to relaxing on the weekend.
Cannabis presents opportunity for jobs every single step of the way, from seed to sale. It has to be cultivated, processed, packaged, tested, shipped, stored, sold, marketed, and consumed in something. Each one of those steps requires high quality labor. Something many of our citizens know firsthand. An average dispensary can have 30+ employees alone. A distributor, a cultivator, a manufacturer can all also have well over 30 employees. Every aspect of the cannabis industry employs people, and often they’re paid more than average.
What’s this mean then?
- This means hundreds of new jobs. This law is written so that many companies actually compete using employee wages. So they’re paid much more than your average cannabis worker.
- Our unique distribution of highways invites major distributors like the Walmart DC. We can expect the same thing for cannabis distributors. Red Bluff has major value to companies, if we just let them in.
- Our competitive system and sought after distribution location will invite wage competition. Something Red Bluff hasn’t seen for a long time. It won’t just result in better wages for cannabis workers, it will result in better wages for most industries who don’t want to lose employees. It’s allowing the market to guide itself for the first time in a very long time here.
Jobs this town desperately needs are finally on the way. We will move away from being a city known for poverty and a lack of opportunity.