While unemployment and low wages have been the norm for American workers, security guards are earning extra dough to meet the demands of a secured cannabis industry.
The average earning for security guards has jumped 17 percent to $17.45 in the 13 months through November, compared with only 2.5 percent increase for U.S private-sector workers, reported Bloomberg. The article also stated that security guards are needed in pot dispensaries which are popping up faster than any coffee chains. In Denver, there are 230 retail marijuana stores while Starbucks has only 50.
“The cannabis industry has created a lot more security officer jobs,” Michael Julian, President of MPSI, a consulting firm in the cannabis industry, said to Bloomberg. Many articles on the weed industry also report that states with marijuana dispensaries are also facing less crimes due to increased community security.