Marijuana Workers Wonder if Their Job Will Hinder Future Employment Prospects

Some workers in the marijuana industry in Colorado are wondering whether having a marijuana-related job will hamper future employment prospects, The Wall Street Journals reports.

“It just brings up whole other levels of conversation,” said Lisa Severy, Director of Career Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder. “It’s an opportunity to see an industry grow, no pun intended, from the ground up,” she said. “But the question mark then becomes: Is there, in some people’s minds, a stigma about it?” She tells students to think ahead to where they ultimately want to work, and to consider whether they hope to land a job in a conservative industry. She reminds them they may be drug-tested when they start a new job, even though recreational marijuana is legal in the state.

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