College business programs are well positioned to prepare students for careers in cannabis but are hampered because marijuana remains federally illegal.

It seems without a doubt, the cannabis industry will experience tremendous growth in the coming years, with one analyst estimating that legal marijuana sales in the US could reach $47 billion within the next decade.

To support this growth, companies participating in the cannabis industry, as well as ancillary industries, will need to find qualified workers.

As new firms decide to enter this rapidly growing market, it is reasonable to assume it will become more competitive, which means cannabis industry workers will need the skills necessary to survive in an increasingly demanding industry environment. 

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Jon Baumunk ~ Stamford Advocate