Entrepreneurs and investors are leaving their high-paying corporate jobs to focus on the fast-growing marijuana industry, Reuters reports. Alan Gertner used to be head of Google’s Asia-Pacific sales team, but he had decided to trade his comfortable corporate job for something a lot less conventional. He is currently building a cannabis brand from a small Toronto office. Gertner managed to raise 10 million dollars in capital in just 10 months. Eric Eslao, a former senior production manager at Apple, also jumped on the bandwagon about a year ago to focus on producing cannabis chocolate bars.
The legal cannabis market is currently worth about eight billion dollars. According to Arcview Market Research, it is predicted to triple in size by 2021. If these predictions come true, the legal cannabis market will outperform America’s most profitable sports organization, the NFL, which aims to reach 25 billion dollars by 2027.
The significant influx of capital …