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Week One: Marijuana Laws ( Updated )

Patrick July 14, 2018

Marijuana Laws

Looking for a place to attend budtender school, get trained to be a grower, or attend a cannabis university for another ambition?

Learn Sativa University is located in Downtown Orlando, Florida. 
717 Altaloma Ave. Orlando, Florida 32803

Click on your state to learn about attending a marijuana school and getting involved in this rapidly growing $7.7 billion dollar industry. Marijuana market research firm The Brightfield Group has predicted that it could shoot up as high as $31 billion by 2021; the opportunities are growing quickly. Be ahead of the curve and get on top of the money by attending a cannabis university.

Click any state below to learn more about career opportunities and laws…

Full Medical & Recreational StatesIllegal & Low-THC-Only States
AlaskaAlabama
ArizonaGeorgia
ArkansasIdaho
CaliforniaIndiana
ColoradoIowa
ConnecticutKansas
DelawareKentucky
FloridaMississippi
HawaiiMissouri
IllinoisNebraska
LouisianaNorth Carolina
MaineOklahoma
MarylandSouth Carolina
MassachusettsSouth Dakota
MichiganTennessee
MinnesotaTexas
MontanaUtah
NevadaVirginia
New HampshireWisconsin
New JerseyWyoming
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
Washington
Washington DC
West Virginia

Cannabis College in Alabama

OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine

Possession

Personal Use

Any amountMisdemeanor1 year$ 6,000

Other Than Personal Use

Any amountFelony1 year and 1 day* – 10 years$ 15,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence and fine

Sale

Any amountFelony2* – 20 years$ 30,000
By a person over 18 to a minorFelony10 years – life$ 60,000
Within 3 mile radius of a school or a public housing projectFelony5 yearsN/A
* Mandatory minimum sentence and fine

Trafficking

In excess of 2.2 lbs – less than 100 lbsFelony3 years*$ 25,000
100 lbs – less than 500 lbsFelony5 years*$ 50,000
500 lbs – less than 1,000 lbsFelony15 years*$ 200,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence and fine

Cultivation

Manufacture 2nd DegreeFelony2* – 20 years$ 30,000
Manufacture 1st DegreeFelony10 years – life$ 60,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence and fine

Hash & Concentrates

PossessionFelony1 year and 1 day – 10 years$ 15,000
Manufacture 2nd DegreeFelony2 – 20 years$ 30,000
Manufacture 1st DegreeFelony10 years – life$ 60,000

Paraphernalia

Use or possession of paraphernalia with intent to useMisdemeanor1 year$ 6,000
Delivery or saleMisdemeanor1 year$ 6,000
Use, deliver, or sell, possess with intent to deliver or sell, or manufacture with intent to deliver or sell, or to possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia to manufacture a controlled substanceFelony1 year and 1 day – 10 years$ 15,000
Subsequent violation of delivery or saleFelony1 year and 1 day – 10 years$ 15,000
Delivery or sale to a minorFelony2 – 20 years$ 30,000

Miscellaneous

A marijuana conviction will result in a 6 month driver’s license suspension.
Carly’s Law is an affirmative and complete defense for the parent or caretaker of an individual who has a prescription for the possession and use of cannabidiol (CBD).
DRUGGED DRIVING

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. Further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance is available here. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available here.

HEMP

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. For more information see NORML’s Industrial Use section.

MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE

When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to “life MMS” must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

MEDICAL CBD

This state has passed a medical CBD law allowing for the use of cannabis extracts that are high in CBD and low in THC in instances where a physician has recommended such treatment to a patient with a state-qualifying condition.

TAX STAMPS

This state has a marijuana tax stamp law enacted. This law mandates that those who possess marijuana are legally required to purchase and affix state-issued stamps onto his or her contraband. Failure to do so may result in a fine and/or criminal sanction. For more information, see NORML’s report Marijuana Tax Stamp Laws And Penalties.

 

Alabama’s medical marijuana laws are a bit unusual; they permit some marijuana-derived extracts for very particular medical cases, but anything that could intoxicate you is still illegal.

 

You won’t find much cannabis industry work in Alabama today unless you’re an extraction specialist, but as legalization spreads opportunities will soon arise. Take advantage of the eventual legalization by attending an online cannabis college now! It can also provide you with the skills you need to get a job in a legal state.

 

To help you prepare for and land the dream cannabis job, Learn Sativa University offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • A real cannabis college campus to visit or contact as needed

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Cannabis College in Alaska

OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine

Possession

Personal Use

1 oz or lessNoneNone$ 0
1 – 4 oz in your residence*Not classifiedN/A$ 0
1 – less than 4 ozMisdemeanor1 year$ 10,000
4 oz or moreFelony5 years$ 50,000
Any amount within 500 feet of school grounds or rec. center**Felony5 years$ 50,000
Public consumptionViolationNone$ 100

With Intent to Distribute

Less than 1 oz***Misdemeanor1 year$ 10,000
1 oz or moreFelony5 years$ 50,000
* Based on an Alaskan Supreme Court decision, possession in the home for personal use is protected conduct by the right-to-privacy provision in their state constitution.
** If charged with possession of marijuana in a school zone, an affirmative defense may be raised in court that the conduct took place entirely within a private residence.
*** The law will change in November 2016 when retail stores are established to sell up to one ounce. Currently, a person may convey up to one ounce to anyone 21 years old or older without compensation.

Sale or Delivery

Less than 1 ozMisdemeanor1 year$ 10,000
1 oz or moreFelony5 years$ 50,000
To a person under 19 who is 3 years or more younger than the seller.Felony10 years$ 100,000

Cultivation

Up to 6 plants (no more than 3 mature)NoneNone$ 0
6 – 25 plants in your residence*Not classifiedN/A$ 0
25 plants or moreFelony5 years$ 1,000
To a person under 19 who is 3 years or more younger than the seller.Felony10 years$ 100,000
* Based on an Alaskan Supreme Court decision, possession in the home for personal use is protected conduct by the right-to-privacy provision in their state constitution.

Hash & Concentrates

Possession of 3g or lessMisdemeanor0 – 1 year$ 10,000
Possession of more than 3gFelony0 – 2 years$ 50,000
Delivery, manufacture, or possessing with intent to distribute any amountFelony1 – 3 years$ 100,000

Civil Asset Forfeiture

Vehicles and other assets can be seized in a civil proceeding, regardless of whether criminal charges are brought.

Miscellaneous

If under 1 ounce of marijuana is giftedNo LiabilityNone$ 0
CONDITIONAL RELEASE

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual’s criminal record does not reflect the charge.

DRUGGED DRIVING

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. Further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance is available here. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available here.

HEMP

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. For more information see NORML’s Industrial Use section.

LEGALIZATION

This state has legalized marijuana for personal use.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana’s medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective. For more information see: Medical Use.

 

Alaska’s cannabis laws are pretty lenient; a court case there determined that you can even grow up to 24 weed plants in your home.

 

Alaska is in need of educated marijuana experts. Growing and extract technician positions there can pay between $50,000 and $100,000 salaries, and that’s not including the benefits and bonuses for big harvests. Trimmers and budtenders are currently making $12-$20 an hour too, and getting the experience needed for higher paying positions along the way.

 

So, how do you cash in? Not just anybody can get a cannabis job. It’s important to be passionate, but you need to be educated too. Many marijuana dispensaries require that all of their employees get certifications in the field.

 

Learn Sativa University offers several online certification courses for various types of cannabis ambitions, whether you want to open your own dispensary or work in one. In addition, LSU has a real campus in Orlando Florida which holds hands-on growing lessons.

  • Instruction for cannabis dispensary entrepreneurs, budtenders, extract experts, growers
  • A resume builder to help you craft the perfect application to land the interview
  • Jobs boards so that you can directly contact your potential employers

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Cannabis College in Arizona

OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine

Possession

Less than 2 lbsFelony4 months – 2 years$ 150,000
2 – less than 4 lbsFelony6 months – 2.5 years$ 150,000
4 lbs or moreFelony1 – 3.75 years$ 150,000

Sale

Less than 2 lbsFelony1 – 3.75 years$ 150,000
2 – 4 lbsFelony2 – 8.75 years$ 150,000
More than 4 lbsFelony3 – 12.5 years$ 150,000

Manufacture/Cultivation

Less than 2 lbsFelony6 months – 2.5 years$ 150,000
2 – 4 lbsFelony1 – 3.75 years$ 150,000
More than 4 lbsFelony2 – 8.75 years$ 150,000

Trafficking

Less than 2 lbsFelony2 – 8.75 years$ 150,000
2 lbs or moreFelony3 – 12.5 years$ 150,000

Hash & Concentrates

Possession or UseFelony1 – 3.75 years$ 150,000
Manufacture, Sale, or TraffickingFelony3 – 12.5 years$ 150,000

Paraphernalia

Possession or advertising of paraphernaliaFelony4 months – 2 years$ 150,000

Miscellaneous

Employing a minor in the commission of a drug offense, being convicted of a prior felony, or committing a drug offense in a school zone, lead to an increased sentence.
CONDITIONAL RELEASE

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual’s criminal record does not reflect the charge.

DRUGGED DRIVING

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. Further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance is available here. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available here.

HEMP

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. For more information see NORML’s Industrial Use section.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana’s medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective. For more information see: Medical Use.

Full recreational legalization in Arizona has been attempted but was not yet successful. Still, there are plenty of positions available in the growing medical field, and you can bet another attempt at recreational legalization isn’t far behind.

Dispensary managers in Arizona are making $60,000 – $100,000 and sometimes even more, even without recreational cannabis. Trimmers are averaging around $12 an hour, and budtenders and extract techs are making even more than that.  

 

If you’re in Arizona and want to get into the medical marijuana industry, consider this; lots of people want to do exactly that. Applicants who are well-educated stand out. Many dispensaries require certification upon employment anyway; applying for a job with a certificate from a cannabis university in hand will help your chances at getting an interview.

 

Learn Sativa University offers affordable online certification courses designed to help you succeed in a cannabis career, as well as support from our campus in Florida.

  • Job board to put you in contact with potential employers
  • Resume builder to make sure your resume looks as professional as possible
  • Education on recreational and medical marijuana laws
  • Skills to grow, trim, extract, budtend, start a business, or manage a store

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Cannabis College in Arkansas

OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine

Possession

Less than 4 oz (first offense)Misdemeanor1 year or less$ 2,500
1 – less than 4 oz (subsequent offense)Felony6 years or less$ 10,000
4 oz – less than 10 lbsFelony6 years or less$ 10,000
10 – less than 25 lbsFelony3* – 10 years$ 10,000
25 – less than 100 lbsFelony5* – 20 years$ 15,000
100 – less than 500 lbsFelony6* – 30 years$ 15,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Delivery

14 g or lessMisdemeanor1 year or less$ 2,500
14 g – 4 ozFelony6 years or less$ 10,000
4 oz – 25 lbsFelony3* – 10 years$ 10,000
25 – 100 lbsFelony5* – 20 years$ 15,000
100 – 500 lbsFelony6* – 30 years$ 15,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Includes possession with intent to deliver
Includes manufacture

Trafficking

500 lbs or moreFelony10* – 40 years$ 15,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Hash & Concentrates

Penalties for hashish are the same as for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.

Paraphernalia

Possession with purpose to useMisdemeanor1 year or less$ 2,500
Possession with purpose to growFelony6 years or less$ 10,000
Delivery of smoking paraphernalia to a minor at least 3 years youngerMisdemeanor1 year or less$ 2,500
Delivery of growing paraphernalia to a minor at least 3 years youngerFelony5* – 20 years$ 15,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
CONDITIONAL RELEASE

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual’s criminal record does not reflect the charge.

LOCAL DECRIMINALIZATION

This state has local jurisdictions that have enacted municipal laws or resolutions either fully or partially decriminalizing minor cannabis possession offenses.

DRUGGED DRIVING

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. Further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance is available here. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available here.

HEMP

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. For more information see NORML’s Industrial Use section.

MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE

When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to “life MMS” must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana’s medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective. For more information see: Medical Use.

Medical has been fully legalized but recreational is still to come; this is unfortunate, but presents Arkansas residents with a unique opportunity. As recreational legalization makes its way across the states, more jobs are going to open up.

 

The people who are educated about cannabis and experienced in the marijuana job field are going to get the highest paying positions because they’ll already have experience.

 

Attending a cannabis college and getting a certification can help set you apart from other applicants by proving to employers that you have the education you need. Learn Sativa University offers both in-person and online certification classes!

 

Check out Learn Sativa University’s online education courses for:

  • A comprehensive education on marijuana, including growing practices
  • A five-star rated and reputable certification course you can get at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application

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Cannabis College in California

OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine

Possession

Personal Use

Up to 1 ozNo penaltyNone$ 0
28.5 grams or less, over 18 years, and occurred on school groundsMisdemeanor10 days$ 500
28.5 grams or less, under 18 yearsMisdemeanor10 days*$ 250
More than 28.5 gramsMisdemeanor6 months$ 500

With Intent to Distribute

Any amountMisdemeanor6 months$ 500
*Detention center

Sale or Delivery

Any amountMisdemeanor6 months$ 500
Gift of 28.5 grams or lessNo penaltyN/A$ 100
Over 18 years to an individual 14-17 yearsFelony3 – 5 yearsN/A
Over 18 years to an individual under 14 yearsFelony3 – 7 yearsN/A

Cultivation

Up to 6 plantsNo penaltyNone$ 0
6 plants or moreMisdemeanor6 months$ 500

Hash & Concentrates

Up to 8 gNo penaltyNone$ 0
8 g or moreMisdemeanor6 months$ 500
Unauthorized manufactureN/A16 months – 3 years$ 500
Chemical manufactureN/A3 – 7 years$ 50,000

Paraphernalia

Sale, delivery, possession with intent, and manufacture with intentMisdemeanor15 days – 6 months$ 500
Involving a minor at least 3 years juniorMisdemeanor1 year$ 1,000

Forfeiture

Vehicles and other property may be seized for controlled substance violations.

Miscellaneous

Using a minor in the unlawful sale or transport of marijuana is a Felony punishable by 3-7 years imprisonment. Inducing a minor to use marijuana is also a Felony punishable by 3-7 years imprisonment.
Any violation of the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act results in a fine up to $150.
A person who participates in the illegal marketing of marijuana is liable for civil damages.
It is a Misdemeanor to loiter in a public place with the intent to commit certain controlled substances offenses.
A controlled substance conviction can result in suspension of driving privileges.
DRUGGED DRIVING

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. Further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance is available here. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available here.

HEMP

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. For more information see NORML’s Industrial Use section.

LEGALIZATION

This state has legalized marijuana for personal use.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana’s medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective. For more information see: Medical Use.

 

California’s marijuana legal status is well established. There are a lot of dispensaries already open, even though not every municipality in California allows dispensaries.

 

It’s predicted that just within the 2018 year California’s cannabis industry worth will soar over 3.7 billion, at which point it will have nearly caught up with the beer industry!

 

Obviously, there’s a lot of money to be made working with weed in California. Since the industry is so large, though, there’s a lot of competition; that also means some jobs don’t pay as well as others.

 

Employers are looking for dispensary employees who have a lot of marijuana know-how; how does the plant work, how do you make extracts from it, how do you grow it best in this or that method…

 

Getting a certification from a marijuana school certification program like the one at Learn Sativa University will help you land an interview for one of these top jobs.

 

In addition to the support of an awesome staff at the Orlando, Florida campus, LSU offers:

  • Growing, harvesting, trimming, extracting, and budtending school
  • An exclusive job board to help you get directly in contact with employers
  • A resume builder to create a professional resume that stands out
  • The flexibility to set your own schedule while you learn from home

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Cannabis College in Colorado

OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine

Possession

Personal Use

1 oz or less*No PenaltyNone$ 0
Transfer of 1 oz or less for no remuneration*No PenaltyNone$ 0
More than 1 – 2 ozPetty OffenseNone$ 100
Open and public displays or uses of 2 oz or lessPetty OffenseNone$ 100
More than 2 – 6 ozMisdemeanor0 – 12 months$ 700
More than 6 – 12 ozMisdemeanor6 – 18 months$ 5,000
More than 12 ozFelony1 – 2 years$ 100,000
* By persons 21 years of age or older.

With Intent to Distribute

Possession of 8 oz or more is considered possession with the intent to distribute will enhance the sentence.

Sale or Distribution

4 oz or lessMisdemeanor6 – 18 months$ 5,000
More than 4 oz – 12 ozFelony6 months – 2 years$ 100,000
More than 12 oz – 5 lbsFelony2 – 6 years$ 500,000
More than 5 lbs – 50 lbsFelony4 – 16 years$ 750,000
More than 50 lbsFelony8 – 32 years$ 1,000,000
Sale to a minor has a greater penalty. See details for information.

Cultivation

6 plants or fewer*No PenaltyNone$ 0
6 – 30 plantsFelony6 months – 2 years$ 100,000
More than 30 plantsFelony2 – 6 years$ 500,000
* By persons 21 years of age or older.

Hash & Concentrates

Possession

1 oz or less*No PenaltyNone$ 0
1 – 3 ozMisdemeanor6 – 18 months$ 5,000
More than 3 ozFelony6 months – 2 years$ 100,000

Distribute, Transfer, or Possess with Intent

2 oz or lessMisdemeanor6 – 18 months$ 5,000
More than 2 oz – 6 ozFelony6 months – 2 years$ 100,000
More than 6 oz – 2.5 lbsFelony2 – 6 years$ 500,000
More than 2.5 lbs – 25 lbsFelony4 – 16 years$ 750,000
More than 25 lbsFelony8 – 32 years$ 1,000,000
* By persons 21 years of age or older.
Sale, Transfer or Dispense to a minor has a greater penalty. See details for information.

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernaliaPetty OffenseN/A$ 100
CONDITIONAL RELEASE

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual’s criminal record does not reflect the charge.

DRUGGED DRIVING

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. Further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance is available here. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available here.

HEMP

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. For more information see NORML’s Industrial Use section.

LEGALIZATION

This state has legalized marijuana for personal use.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana’s medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective. For more information see: Medical Use.

 

Like California, Colorado’s legal cannabis market is well established and there are lots of opportunities for employment. Anyone over 21 is able to buy marijuana!

 

Budtenders in Colorado are making between $12 and $15 an hour, sometimes with the opportunity for tips and advancements too. Growers and extract technicians, on the other hand, are often making in excess of $50.00 an hour.

 

So how do you get in one of those coveted positions with all the competition around? You need two things: education and experience. Marijuana colleges are a great way to get started.

 

Learn Sativa University has you covered; we aim to provide all the education needed to work at a dispensary and we have several tools to help you land a job to start building your cannabis career experience.

 

Taking one of our online certification courses (or coming to Florida to attend in person) will give you:

  • Exclusive job board and resume builder so you can submit a great application
  • Intimate knowledge of cannabis plant anatomy and growing practices
  • Training for on-the-job skills like proper dispensary etiquette

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Cannabis College in Connecticut

Legal Use
Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
XX

Full recreational legalization in Connecticut has been started but not yet finished. Still, there are plenty of positions available in the growing medical field, and you can bet another attempt at recreational legalization isn’t far behind.

 

Managers in Connecticut are are averaging $100,000 a year and sometimes even more, even without recreational cannabis. Trimmers are averaging around $11-$15 an hour, and budtenders are often making even more than that!

 

If you’re in Connecticut and want to get into the medical marijuana industry, consider this; lots of people want to do exactly that. Applicants who are well-educated in marijuana colleges stand out. Many dispensaries require certification upon employment anyway; applying for a job with a certificate in hand will help your chances at getting an interview.

 

Learn Sativa University offers affordable online certification courses and a supportive campus in Florida to help you succeed in a cannabis career.

  • Job board to put you in contact with potential employers
  • Resume builder to make sure your resume looks as professional as possible
  • Education on recreational and medical marijuana laws
  • Skills to grow, trim, extract, budtend, start a business, or manage a store

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Cannabis College in Delaware

Legal Use
Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
XX

Medical has been fully legalized but recreational is still to come; this is unfortunate, but presents Delaware residents with a unique opportunity. As recreational legalization makes its way across the states, even more jobs are going to open up in an already huge industry.

 

The people who are educated about cannabis and experienced in the marijuana job field are going to get the highest paying positions because they’ll already have experience. This world-wide $7.7 billion dollar industry is expanding extremely quickly and in big steps.

 

Attending a cannabis college and getting a certification can help set you apart from other applicants by proving to employers that you have the education you need. It will also give you the specific medical information you need to support your application for a medical dispensary. Check out Learn Sativa University’s online education courses for:

  • A comprehensive education on marijuana, including growing practices
  • A five-star rated and reputable certification course you can get at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application

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Cannabis College in Florida

Legal Use
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OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine

Possession

20 grams or lessMisdemeanor1 year$ 1,000
More than 20 grams – 25 lbsFelony5 years$ 5,000
More than 25 – less than 2000 lbsFelony3* – 15 years$ 25,000
2000 – less than 10,000 lbsFelony7* – 30 years$ 50,000
10,000 lbs or moreFelony15* – 30 years$ 200,000
Less than 25 plantsFelony5 years$ 5,000
25 – 300 plantsFelony15 years$ 10,000
300 – 2,000 plantsFelony3* – 15 years$ 25,000
2000 – 10,000 plantsFelony7* – 30 years$ 50,000
Within 1000 feet of a school, college, park, or other specified areasFelony15 years$ 10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Sale

20 grams or less without remunerationMisdemeanor1 year$ 1,000
25 lbs or lessFelony5 years$ 5,000
More than 25 – less than 2000 lbs (or 300 – 2,000 plants)Felony3* – 15 years$ 25,000
2000 – less than 10,000 lbs (or 2000 – 10,000 plants)Felony7* – 30 years$ 50,000
10,000 lbs or moreFelony15* – 30 years$ 200,000
Within 1000 feet of a school, college, park, or other specified areasFelony15 years$ 10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Hash & Concentrates

Possession of hashish or concentratesFelony5 years$ 5,000
Selling, manufacturing or deliveringFelony5 years$ 5,000

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernaliaMisdemeanor1 year$ 1,000

Miscellaneous

Conviction causes a driver’s license suspension for a period of 1 year
LOCAL DECRIMINALIZATION

This state has local jurisdictions that have enacted municipal laws or resolutions either fully or partially decriminalizing minor cannabis possession offenses.

DRUGGED DRIVING

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. Further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance is available here. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available here.

HEMP

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. For more information see NORML’s Industrial Use section.

MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE

When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to “life MMS” must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

MEDICAL CBD

This state has passed a medical CBD law allowing for the use of cannabis extracts that are high in CBD and low in THC in instances where a physician has recommended such treatment to a patient with a state-qualifying condition.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana’s medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective. For more information see: Medical Use.

Florida’s medical marijuana laws are a bit unusual; they only permit low THC and high CBD cannabis strains, even though that is not exactly what Florida voters were expecting when they voted for legalization.

 

The number of dispensaries in Florida is currently restricted, but as the industry grows and the laws prepare for more changes opportunities are popping up everywhere. Take advantage of the legalization and be a bit ahead of the curve by attending an online cannabis college now!

 

Learn Sativa University provides you with the skills you need to be a grower yourself, to start a business, or to land a budtender job. Being educated on the medicinal properties of cannabis can also help assure employers that you’re a good fit for a medical dispensary.

 

To help you prepare for and land the dream cannabis job, Learn Sativa University offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • Instruction on the current laws to help you be an advocate in your state

 

As an added bonus, Learn Sativa University is based in Florida! Come to the Orlando campus for a whole host of other learning opportunities, including hands-on grower workshops.

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Cannabis College in Georgia

Legal Use
Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
XX

 

OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine

Possession

Personal Use

1 oz or lessMisdemeanor1 year$ 1,000
More than 1 ozFelony1* – 10 years$ 5,000

With intent to distribute

10 lbs or lessFelony1* – 10 years$ 5,000
10 – 2000 lbsFelony5* – 30 years$ 100,000
2000 – 10,000 lbsFelony7* – 30 years$ 250,000
More than 10,000 lbsFelony15* – 30 years$ 1,000,000
Within 1,000 feet of school grounds, a park, or a housing project, or in a drug free zoneFelony5* – 40 years$ 40,000
*Mandatory Minimum Sentence

Sale or Delivery

10 lbs or lessFelony1* – 10 years$ 5,000
10 – 2000 lbsFelony5* – 30 years$ 100,000
2000 – 10,000 lbsFelony7* – 30 years$ 250,000
More than 10,000 lbsFelony15* – 30 years$ 1,000,000
Within 1,000 feet of school grounds, a park, or a housing project, or in a drug free zoneFelony5* – 40 years$ 40,000
*Mandatory Minimum Sentence

Cultivation

10 lbs or lessFelony1* – 10 years$ 5,000
10 – 2000 lbsFelony5* – 30 years$ 100,000
2000 – 10,000 lbsFelony7* – 30 years$ 250,000
More than 10,000 lbsFelony15* – 30 years$ 1,000,000
Within 1,000 feet of school grounds, a park, or a housing project, or in a drug free zoneFelony5* – 40 years$ 40,000
*Mandatory Minimum Sentence

Hash & Concentrates

Possession of less than 1 g (solid substance) or less than 1 ml (liquid substance)Felony1* – 3 years$ 5,000
Possession of 1 g – less than 4 g (solid substance) or 1 ml – less than 4 ml (liquid substance)Felony1* – 8 years$ 5,000
PossessionFelony1* – 15 years$ 5,000
Manufacturing, distributing, selling, or possessing with the intent to distributeFelony5* – 30 years$ 5,000
*Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Subsequent offenses carry stricter penalties.

Paraphernalia

Possession or sale of paraphernaliamisdemeanor1 year$ 1,000
Second and third offenses carry additional penalties and fines.

Forfeiture

Vehicles and other property may be seized.

Miscellaneous

Abandoning marijuana in a public placeMisdemeanor1 year$ 1,000
Involving a minorFelony5 – 20 years$ 20,000
Distribution of marijuana flavored productMisdemeanorN/A$ 500
Use of any communications facilityFelony1 – 4 years$ 30,000
Any conviction of a marijuana possession, sale, or cultivation offense results in suspension of driving license.

 

CONDITIONAL RELEASE

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual’s criminal record does not reflect the charge.

LOCAL DECRIMINALIZATION

This state has local jurisdictions that have enacted municipal laws or resolutions either fully or partially decriminalizing minor cannabis possession offenses.

DRUGGED DRIVING

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. Further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance is available here. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available here.

MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE

When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to “life MMS” must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

MEDICAL CBD

This state has passed a medical CBD law allowing for the use of cannabis extracts that are high in CBD and low in THC in instances where a physician has recommended such treatment to a patient with a state-qualifying condition.

TAX STAMPS

This state has a marijuana tax stamp law enacted. This law mandates that those who possess marijuana are legally required to purchase and affix state-issued stamps onto his or her contraband. Failure to do so may result in a fine and/or criminal sanction. For more information, see NORML’s report Marijuana Tax Stamp Laws And Penalties.

Georgia’s medical marijuana laws are unique; they permit some marijuana derived extracts for very particular medical cases, but anything that could intoxicate you is still illegal.

 

You won’t find much cannabis industry work in Georgia today unless you’re an extraction specialist, a lawyer, or looking to start a business. As legalization spreads, though, opportunities will soon arise. Take advantage of the eventual legalization and be a bit ahead of the curve by attending an online cannabis college now! It can also provide you with the skills you need to land a job in a legal state.

 

To help you prepare for and land the dream cannabis job, Learn Sativa University offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana growing, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • A real cannabis college campus to visit or contact as needed

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Cannabis College in Hawaii

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Full medical legalization in Hawaii has been achieved, but there are very strict rules for dispensaries and dispensary employees. People aren’t allowed to touch marijuana in the stores and there are very particular procedures for growing and testing.

 

Because of all the legal fine-print, dispensaries want to hire employees that are well-educated in their craft and know about the legalization process. They also want all of their employees to be well versed in the medicinal benefits of marijuana so that customers can be answered accurately when they have questions.

 

Marijuana colleges are good resources for potential applicants, helping you to get a foot in the door for the $7.7 billion dollar (and growing) industry.

 

Learn Sativa University offers affordable online certification courses and a supportive campus in Florida to help you succeed in a cannabis career.

  • Job board to put you in contact with potential employers
  • Resume builder to make sure your resume looks as professional as possible
  • Dispensary etiquette education to make sure you are aware of the legal fine print
  • Education on recreational and medical marijuana laws
  • Skills to grow, trim, extract, budtend, start a business, or manage a store

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Cannabis College in Idaho

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Idaho offers no marijuana legislation even for patients who have a medical necessity. As you can imagine, this is a tough climate for cannabis and penalties for possession are harsh.

 

You won’t find much cannabis industry work in Idaho today unless you’re a lawyer, but as legalization spreads opportunities will soon arise. Take advantage of the eventual legalization and be ahead of the rush by attending an online cannabis college now! It can also provide you with the skills you need to get a job in a legal state, should you choose to move.

 

Educating yourself about the legal status, medical effects, and plant properties of marijuana through one of Learn Sativa University’s online courses could also help equip you to be a force in the fight toward legalization.

 

To help you prepare for and land the dream cannabis job, Learn Sativa University offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • A real marijuana college campus to visit or contact as needed
  • Detailed breakdowns of the marijuana legalization process

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Cannabis College in Illinois

Legal Use
Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
XX

Illinois medical marijuana laws permit only medical and not recreational marijuana.

 

Despite not having recreational cannabis available, the industry is booming. On average, beginner budtenders who have been to budtender school are starting at around $12 an hour. Edibles and concentrate specialists are making between $50,000 and $100,000 yearly, and growers and managers have the potential to make even more than that.

 

Cash in on the growing industry while you can, and be ahead of the recreational legalization boom. Learn Sativa University offers online courses but has a real campus in Orlando, Florida. The campus can provide you with support and an arsenal of new education aids to help you in your cannabis quest.

 

An education with Learn Sativa University’s certification course includes:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • Instruction on the current laws to help you be an advocate in your state

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Cannabis College in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Kentucky

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If you’re curious about the particular laws for each state and the legalization process, you can click on them for an overview: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky.

 

You won’t find much cannabis industry work in these states today unless you’re a lawyer. As legalization spreads, though, opportunities will soon arise. Should you choose to move, the course will provide you with the skills you need to get a dispensary interview in a legal state. Take advantage of the eventual legalization and be a bit ahead of the curve by attending an online cannabis college now!The current $7.7 billion dollar industry is expected to grow all the way to $31 billion by 2021, so widespread legalization is likely not far away.

 

Educating yourself about the legal status, medical effects, and plant properties of marijuana through one of Learn Sativa University’s online courses could also help equip you to be a force in the fight toward legalization.

 

To help you prepare for and land the dream cannabis job, Learn Sativa University offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • A real marijuana college campus to visit or contact as needed
  • Detailed breakdowns of the marijuana legalization process

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Cannabis College in Louisiana

Legal Use
Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
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Louisiana has technically fully legalized medical marijuana, but the number of doctors who applied to be able to distribute it is so low that it was practically unavailable for a long time. The doors are opening slowly now, but accelerating along with the cannabis industry in the rest of the world.

 

Because of all the legal fine-print and the hesitance of doctors, dispensaries only want to hire the best employees. Those that are well-educated in their craft and know about the legalization process stand the best chance; basically, those who have been to a marijuana school.

 

Marijuana colleges are good resources for potential applicants, helping you to get a foot in the door for the $7.7 billion dollar (and growing) industry.

 

Learn Sativa University offers affordable online certification courses and a supportive campus in Florida to help you succeed in a cannabis career.

  • Job board to put you in contact with potential employers
  • Resume builder to make sure your resume looks as professional as possible
  • Dispensary etiquette education to make sure you are aware of the legal fine print
  • Education on recreational and medical marijuana laws
  • Skills to grow, trim, extract, budtend, start a business, or manage a store

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Cannabis College in Maine

Legal Use
Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
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Maine’s legal cannabis market is well established and there are lots of opportunities for employment. Anyone over 21 is able to buy marijuana!

 

Budtenders in Maine are making between $12 and $15 an hour, sometimes with the opportunity for tips and advancements too. Cannabis delivery driving positions are also opening up, often starting as high as $15 an hour. Growers and extract technicians, on the other hand, are often making in excess of $50.00 an hour. Store managers stand to make high salaries too, and business owners (so long as they have the right tools) will gain a lot by investing in the industry.

 

So how do you get in one of those coveted positions with all the competition around? You need two things: education and experience. Marijuana colleges are a great way to get started.

 

Learn Sativa University has you covered; we aim to provide all the education needed to work at a dispensary and we have several tools to help you land a job to start building your cannabis career experience.

 

Taking one of our online certification courses (or coming to Florida to attend in person) will give you:

  • Exclusive job board and resume builder so you can submit a great application
  • Intimate knowledge of cannabis plant anatomy and growing practices
  • Training for on-job skills like proper dispensary etiquette
  • A real marijuana college campus to visit or contact as needed

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Cannabis College in Maryland

Legal Use
Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
XX

Medical has been fully legalized but recreational is still to come; this is unfortunate, but presents Maryland residents with a unique opportunity. As the $7.7 billion dollar cannabis industry quadruples in size over the next few years (as is predicted by cannabis research firms) more and more opportunities are going to appear.

 

The people who are educated about cannabis and experienced in the marijuana job field are going to get the highest paying positions because they’ll already have experience. In addition, the cannabis industry is expected to grow from $7.7 billion dollars all the way up to $30 billion within the next few years! States will be eager to cash in and legalization will accelerate in many places, not to mention the huge increase in demand.

 

Attending a cannabis college and getting a certification can help set you apart from other applicants by proving to employers that you have the education you need. Learn Sativa University offers both in-person and online certification classes!

 

Check out Learn Sativa University’s online education courses for:

  • A comprehensive education on the marijuana plant, including growing practices
  • A five-star rated and reputable certification course you can get at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application

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Cannabis College in Massachusetts

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Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
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Massachusetts cannabis laws are new to the recreational world, so growth is expected to happen very quickly. This is a profitable opportunity for entrepreneurs and forward-thinking cannabis enthusiasts.

 

As a budtender, you could be making up to $20 an hour if you’ve got the education to back up your skills. Assistant growers can make almost twice that, with the eventual opportunity to move up to the head-grower position which often salaries about $100,000 a year. There can also be bonuses for extra-large harvests, giving you some incentive to advance your craft.

 

So, how do you cash in? Not just anybody can get a marijuana job. It’s important to be passionate, but you need to be educated too. Candidates who have not been to budtender school or gotten a certification do not have a good chance of getting the job they want. Many marijuana dispensaries require that all of their employees get certifications in the field.

 

Learn Sativa University offers several online certification courses for various types of cannabis ambitions, whether you want to open your own dispensary or work in one. In addition, LSU has a real campus in Orlando Florida which hosts hands-on growing lessons.

  • Instruction for cannabis dispensary entrepreneurs, budtenders, extract experts, growers
  • A resume builder to help you craft the perfect application to land the interview
  • Jobs boards so that you can directly contact your potential employers

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Cannabis College in Michigan

Legal Use
Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
XX

Medical has been fully legalized but recreational is still to come. Michigan residents have a profitable opportunity because of this; as recreational legalization comes about, the already growing job market will open up even farther.

 

Marijuana colleges can help you get a solid job in all sorts of dispensary positions. Budtenders in Michigan are starting with salaries between $20,000 and $50,000, depending on education and experience. There are almost 300,000 people in Michigan with medical marijuana cards, making it one of the largest medical markets in the United States. Growers, dispensary owners, extract technicians, and entrepreneurs looking to start their careers in cannabis would be wise to invest as soon as possible.

 

Attending a cannabis university and getting a certification can help set you apart from other applicants by proving to employers that you have the education you need. Learn Sativa University offers both in-person and online certification classes!

 

Check out Learn Sativa University’s online education courses for:

  • A comprehensive education on marijuana, including growing practices
  • A five-star rated and reputable certification course you can get at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application
  • A real campus based in Florida to support your studies

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Cannabis College in Minnesota

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Minnesota medical marijuana laws permit medical and not recreational marijuana, but the industry is growing rapidly anyway.

 

On average, beginner budtenders who have been to budtender school are starting between $12 and $20 an hour. Edibles and concentrate specialists are making between $50,000 and $100,000 yearly, and growers and managers have the potential to make even more than that. Being that recreational cannabis is yet to come, a marijuana business owner can be prepared to make a huge profit once the market opens even farther.

 

The growth of the market, unfortunately, does not necessarily mean you’ll be able to get a job. Lots of people are passionate about marijuana and want to find a job in the field. Many dispensaries require their employees to get certified, and those who already have certifications that prove their knowledge are more likely to get interviews.

 

Cash in on the growing industry while you can, and be ahead of the recreational legalization boom. Learn Sativa University offers online cannabis certification courses and has a real campus in Orlando, Florida. The campus can provide you with support and an arsenal of new education aids to help you in your cannabis quest.

 

To help you prepare for and land the dream cannabis job, Learn Sativa University’s online marijuana certification course offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • Instruction on the current laws to help you be an advocate in your state

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Cannabis College in Mississippi

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Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
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Mississippi’s medical marijuana laws are still very dated, though attempts at medical legalization are being made. Low THC high CBD type oils are permitted only for individuals who have a recommendation from a doctor for particular seizure disorders.

 

If you’re a professional chemist or an experienced extract technician, you might be able to work in Mississippi today. If you’re not, you can still make money working in the cannabis industry. Budtenders and trimmers in legal states are making up to $20 an hour and sometimes more! Growers, extract technicians, and dispensary managers often have salaries around $100,000.

 

Not just anyone can land one of these jobs, though. Applicants need one of two things: a lot of previous experience or a good cannabis education. If you live in a mostly illegal state, it’s almost impossible to get experience in a dispensary. You can attend an online cannabis college, though. Learn Sativa University is one such college. In addition to having a real campus in Florida, they offer:

  • A comprehensive education on marijuana, including growing practices
  • A five-star rated and reputable certification course you can get at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application

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Cannabis College in Missouri

Legal Use
Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
XX

Missouri offers limited marijuana legislation even for patients who get a doctor’s recommendation. Patients have to see a special doctor, a neurologist, to get permission to obtain CBD dominant oil.

 

You won’t find much cannabis industry work in Missouri today unless you’re a business owner, but as legalization spreads opportunities are growing. Recently, Missouri proposed a bill to expand medical marijuana to terminally ill patients. The process may feel slow, but from a historical perspective, legalization is practically sprinting to catch up.

 

Take advantage of the legalization process and be ahead of the rush by attending an online cannabis school now! It can also provide you with the skills you need to land a job in a legal state, should you choose to move. Having a certification from a reliable marijuana college can help assure your place in the industry, and makes you stand out to employers.

 

Educating yourself about the legal status, medical effects, and plant properties of marijuana through one of Learn Sativa University’s online courses can also help you join the fight for legalization in your state.

 

To help you prepare for and land the dream cannabis job, Learn Sativa University offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • A real marijuana college campus to visit or contact as needed
  • Details on the marijuana legalization process

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Cannabis College in Montana

Legal Use
Full MedicalLow-THCRecreational
XX

Medical has been fully legalized but recreational is still on its way. Nobody wants to wait, but Montana residents have a unique opportunity because of the pause. As the $7.7 billion dollar cannabis industry grows exponentially over the next few years, greater marijuana job opportunities will appear.

 

The people who are educated about cannabis and experienced in the marijuana job field are going to get the highest paying positions because they’ll already have experience. In addition, the cannabis industry is expected to grow from $7.7 billion dollars all the way up to $30 billion within the next few years! States will be eager to cash in and legalization will accelerate in many places, not to mention the huge increase in demand.

 

Attending a cannabis college and getting a certification can help set you apart from other applicants by proving to employers that you have the education you need. Learn Sativa University offers both in-person and online certification classes!

 

Check out Learn Sativa University’s online education courses for:

  • A comprehensive education on the marijuana plant, including growing practices
  • A five-star rated and reputable certification course you can get at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application

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Cannabis College in Nebraska

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Unfortunately, Nebraska’s laws include nothing to help patients who need medical marijuana receive it. This also means that it is almost impossible to get a job in the marijuana industry while living in Nebraska, because cannabis colleges are scarce.

 

There are online certification programs, though, which can give you the education you need to score a job in the cannabis industry. Learn Sativa University is one such cannabis college. Even though marijuana remains completely illegal in Nebraska, you can learn all the skills you need to grow, be a budtender or trimmer, or start your own business through the online courses.

 

In addition, should you choose to move to a legalized state (or simply wait for the inevitable legalization in Nebraska), dispensaries will want to have assurance that you’re educated enough to work for them. Being able to talk to customers about particular medical properties of cannabis and how best to access them is an essential part of working in a dispensary.

 

The industry is rapidly growing and people are flocking to dispensaries to begin their medical marijuana careers. Nowhere in the industry are people making minimum wage; pay tends to be high even for budtenders and trimmers. More skilled jobs like growing and extracting pay upwards of $50,000 dollars.

 

To get one of these jobs, the first step will be getting your cannabis certificate. Sign up at Learn Sativa University’s online certification course to get your marijuana career started. LSU offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • A real marijuana college campus to visit or contact as needed
  • Details on the marijuana legalization process

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Cannabis College in Nevada

Legal Use
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Nevada’s marijuana legal status is well established. There are a lot of dispensaries already open, but recreational marijuana is still pretty new to the state and plenty of entrepreneurs are preparing to open more businesses.

 

Obviously, there’s a lot of money to be made working with weed in Nevada. Since the industry is growing so quickly, there’s a lot of competition. It isn’t enough to just be passionate about cannabis; dispensaries want their employees to be educated.

 

Payment in dispensaries ranges from $12 an hour all the way up to $50 an hour and higher, depending on what position you’re working in. In addition to the classic dispensary jobs like budtending, trimming, and growing marijuana, new and inventive business opportunities are opening, like delivery driving.

 

A certification from a cannabis school certification program like the one at Learn Sativa University will help you land an interview for one of these top jobs. Employers want to see that you educated yourself and that you have a sturdy base of marijuana know-how knowledge to work from.

 

In addition to the support of an awesome staff at the Orlando, Florida campus, LSU offers:

  • Growing, harvesting, trimming, extracting, and budtending school
  • An exclusive job board to help you get directly in contact with employers
  • A resume builder to create a professional resume that stands out
  • The flexibility to set your own schedule while you learn from home

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Cannabis College in New Hampshire

Legal Use
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Like Nevada, New Hampshire’s legal cannabis market is solid and there are lots of opportunities for employment. Along with Vermont, they only recently allowed recreational marijuana use in 2018, so expect a lot of market growth in the near future.

 

Budtenders in New Hampshire are making between $12 and $15 an hour, often with a chance to make tips and move up the pay scale, too. Those who have better educations or more experience will start out making more. Growers and extract technicians are often making in excess of $50.00 an hour.

 

So how do you get above the competition and start your career in cannabis? Employers want to see two things: education and experience. Marijuana colleges are a great way to get started. If you already have experience, a certification will help you get better jobs. If you don’t have any experience, a certification proves to employers that you have the knowledge necessary to start working even without experience.

 

Learn Sativa University has you covered; we provide the education needed to get an interview at a dispensary and we have plenty of tools to help you land a job to start building your cannabis career experience.

 

Take one of our online certification courses (or come to Florida to attend in person) to get:

    • Exclusive job board and resume builder so you can submit a great application
    • Intimate knowledge of cannabis plant anatomy and growing practices
    • Training for on-the-job skills like proper dispensary etiquette

 

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction

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Cannabis College in New Jersey

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In 2018, New Jersey has promised to ease regulations on medical marijuana, beginning to pave a legislative path for recreational legalization.

 

As the restrictions are peeled back, more and more cannabis businesses are going to pour into New Jersey. If you’re passionate about marijuana and want to work in a dispensary, you need to prepare yourself to take advantage of the situation.

 

Perhaps you’d like to start your own marijuana business. Entrepreneurs often start out with very little money; they just know how the business world operates and are prepared to take risks. Fortunately, with the extremely fast growth of the cannabis industry, this is a chance worth taking. Learn Sativa University offers an advanced business course to equip you with the skills you need to open your own dispensary.

 

Maybe you’re interested in one of the other high paying cannabis jobs that require budtending school, grower lessons, or trimming experience. A certification from a good online cannabis university can help you get a foot in the door. The longer you wait, the more competition there will be, so sign up for a cannabis certification course as soon as you can.

 

Specifically, Learn Sativa University offers:

  • A comprehensive education on the cannabis plant, including growing practices
  • A reputable, 5-star rated certification course you can take at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application and get an interview

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Cannabis College in New Mexico

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Medical cannabis laws in New Mexico are very easy-going. They basically allow anyone who prefers a natural remedy for whatever symptoms they’re experiencing to get a medical marijuana recommendation from their doctor, so long as the are 18 years old.

 

On average, beginner budtenders who have been to budtender school are starting between $12 and $20 an hour. Edibles and concentrate specialists are making between $50,000 and $100,000 yearly, and growers and managers have the potential to make even more than that. Being that recreational cannabis is yet to come, a marijuana business owner can be prepared to make a huge profit once the market opens even farther.

 

The growth of the market does not necessarily mean you’ll be able to get a job. The cannabis job field is competitive. Many dispensaries want their employees to get certified, and those who already have certifications are more likely to get interviews.

 

Cash in on the growing industry early and be ahead of the recreational legalization boost. Learn Sativa University offers online certification courses and has a real campus in Orlando, Florida. The campus can provide you with support and an arsenal of new education aids to help you in your cannabis quest while you study from home.

 

To help you prepare for and land the dream cannabis job, Learn Sativa University’s online certification course offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • Instruction on the current laws to help you be an advocate in your state

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Cannabis College in New York

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Medical has been fully legalized but recreational is still to come. New York residents are lucky because as recreational legalization comes, the already growing market will grow more. Medical marijuana cards are relatively easy to get in New York, making it an awesome place to start a cannabis career.

 

Cannabis universities can help you get a solid job in all sorts of dispensary positions. Budtenders in New York are starting with salaries between $20,000 and $50,000, depending on education and experience. Growers, dispensary owners, extract technicians, and entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses can make double that amount or more! Cannabis enthusiasts would be wise to invest as soon as possible.

 

Attending a marijuana school and getting a certification can help set you apart from other applicants by proving to employers that you have the education you need. Learn Sativa University offers both in-person and online certification classes!

 

Check out Learn Sativa University’s online education courses for:

  • A comprehensive education on marijuana, including growing practices
  • A five-star rated and reputable certification course you can get at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application
  • A real campus based in Florida to support your studies

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Cannabis College in North Carolina

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As of February 2018, North Carolina is poised to legalize medical marijuana very soon. Even if it takes another year for the law to come into full effect, the people who are prepared are the ones who will benefit the most.

 

The marijuana industry currently stands at $7.7 billion dollars and is projected to grow at least four times that size within the next four years. While there may not be many cannabis jobs available in North Carolina right now, there very soon will be. Moving out of state to work in a legalized area is also a good option.

 

So, what do you have to do to get a job in cannabis? Employers want to see that you are either educated or experienced. In an illegal state, it’s impossible to get much experience, but you can get educated.

 

Learn Sativa University offers several online cannabis certification courses to help you succeed in the industry. In addition to the support of the staff on campus in Florida, you will get:

    • Exclusive job board and resume builder to help prepare and send your application
    • Intimate knowledge of cannabis plant anatomy, growing practices, and medical use
    • Training for on-the-job skills, proper dispensary etiquette, and trimming methods

 

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction

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Cannabis College in North Dakota

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North Dakota laws now permit medical marijuana patients to have up to three ounces at home! It has taken a long time for North Dakota’s vote for medical marijuana to come into full practice, but it is happening in the 2018 year. Are you ready to take advantage of the opportunities opening up in front of you?

 

The people who are educated about cannabis and experienced in the marijuana job field are going to be the ones getting jobs. This world-wide $7.7 billion dollar industry is expanding extremely quickly and in big steps. Since North Dakota legalized so recently, the chances to open a business or to start working in a dispensary are many and reliable.

 

Attending a marijuana college and getting a cannabis certification will set you apart from other applicants by proving to employers that you have the education you need. It will also give you the specific medical information you need to support your application for a medical dispensary. Employers will only be seeking workers who have a lot of cannabis know-how. You can prove that you have it with a certification from Learn Sativa University.

 

Check out Learn Sativa University’s online education courses for:

  • A comprehensive education on marijuana, including growing practices
  • A five-star rated and reputable certification course you can get at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application

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Cannabis College in Ohio

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Some Ohio legislators are worried about legalization in Ohio, saying that the legalization terms are not strong enough and may inhibit patients’ access, mirroring some troubles in other states.

 

This is unfortunate, but it does not stop the spread of cannabis business or opportunities to work in the marijuana market. Because the industry is just starting out in Ohio, employers are only going to seek out people who are well educated. Many dispensaries require that you get a certification upon employment; you will stand out as an impressive applicant if you already have your certification in hand.

 

If you want to start your own cannabis business or dispensary, Learn Sativa University has you covered. Our advanced business course is designed exactly for new entrepreneurs who want to take this smart opportunity to grow alongside the cannabis industry.

 

In addition to support from the Learn Sativa University campus in Florida, we offer:

  • A comprehensive education on the cannabis plant, including growing practices
  • A reputable, 5-star rated certification course you can take at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application and get an interview

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Cannabis College in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma will be voting on their medical marijuana laws in 2018. This is an exciting prospect for cannabis enthusiasts and medical marijuana patients. Legalization is quickly spreading as the industry grows, and jobs will soon be opening up everywhere.

 

There are online certification programs which can give you the education you need to score a job in the cannabis industry. Learn Sativa University is one such cannabis college. Even though marijuana is temporarily illegal in Oklahoma, you can learn all the skills you need to grow, be a budtender or trimmer, or start your own business through the online courses.

 

Whether you wait for the inevitable legalization in Oklahoma or move to an already legal state, dispensaries will want to have assurance that you’re educated enough to work for them. Being able to talk to customers about particular medical properties of cannabis and how best to access them is an essential part of working in a dispensary.

 

The industry is rapidly growing and people are flocking to dispensaries to begin their medical marijuana careers. People in the cannabis industry make good money; pay tends to be high even for budtenders and trimmers. More skilled jobs like growing and extracting pay upwards of $50,000 dollars and often as much as $100,000 or more.

 

To get one of these jobs, the first step will be getting your cannabis certificate. Sign up at Learn Sativa University’s online certification course to get your marijuana career started. LSU offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • A real marijuana college campus to visit or contact as needed
  • Details on the marijuana legalization process

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Cannabis College in Oregon

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Oregon has a bit of legal issue with medical marijuana, because medical and recreational products must be grown according to separate regulations. Because of the popularity of the recreational market, grower supply for medical marijuana is low.

 

You can be one of the people who steps in to help balance the system and you can make a profit while doing it. Assistant growers can step in and make upwards of $30 an hour! Since medical-only places are struggling to get employee support, you will likely find budtender and trimmer jobs paying higher than the average of $12-$20 hourly, too.

 

How do you get one of these jobs? You need training. Some people got their training from being involved in the industry early on, but now the job market is competitive. People need to have something that proves they know what they’re doing.

 

A certification from an online cannabis college can provide exactly what you need to get an edge over your competition. Whether you want to work in a dispensary, grow your own marijuana, or start a cannabis business, Learn Sativa University has an online certification course catered to your needs. We offer:

    • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
    • A resume builder to help you submit a strong application
    • Intimate knowledge of cannabis plant anatomy and growing practices
    • Training for on-the-job skills, like proper dispensary etiquette

 

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction

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Cannabis College in Pennsylvania

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While medical weed is legal in Pennsylvania, it comes with a frustrating caveat; you cannot own a gun if you have a medical marijuana card. Despite this, the industry is growing quickly, and this law will hopefully be repaired in the future.

 

In Pennsylvania, there are a lot of related jobs available and they pay very well. One dispensary is even looking to hire a cleaner for $15 an hour! As you can imagine, more skilled positions pay even more than that. Unfortunately, these jobs can be difficult to get if you have no experience.

 

Employers like to see that you are educated about cannabis. A reputable certification program will prove that you have all the understanding necessary to do a variety of jobs in the marijuana industry.

 

Learn Sativa University offers such a certificate, and you can get it online without leaving your home. The campus is located in Orlando Florida and provides regular updates and support for any questions you might have. LSU also offers:

  • Budtender, marijuana grower, extract technician, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help build the perfect application
  • Information on the current cannabis laws to help you be an advocate in your state

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Cannabis College in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island laws now allow any patient verified by their physician to benefit from marijuana to receive it. They can also select an authorized purchaser who is able to buy the cannabis on their behalf.

 

The world-wide $7.7 billion dollar industry is expanding extremely quickly and in big steps; some ar predicting that it might grow by more than $20 billion in the next few years. Rhode Island’s marijuana industry is growing along with the rest of the world’s, and you can cash in on this opportunity and be doing compassionate work at the same time.

 

Unfortunately, not just anybody can walk into a dispensary and get a $15 an hour budtending job, or get paid a few thousand to be a trimmer. Dispensary owners want educated employees; going to a marijuana college and getting a cannabis certification will help you stand out.

 

Your marijuana certification will also give you the specific medical information you need to support your application for a medical dispensary. Employers will only be seeking workers who have a lot of cannabis know-how. You can prove that you have it with a certification from Learn Sativa University.

 

Check out Learn Sativa University’s online education courses for:

  • A comprehensive education on marijuana, including growing practices
  • A five-star rated and reputable certification course you can get at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application

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Cannabis College in South Carolina

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South Carolina laws now allow for CBD oil for specific medical ailments, but large scale medical legalisation has not happened yet.

 

You could move to a legal state, if you have the skills you need to land a dispensary interview. You might also choose to stay in South Carolina and be ready for the upcoming legalization, giving you an edge over the competition.

 

Take advantage of your opportunities by attending an online cannabis college now!The current $7.7 billion dollar industry is expected to grow all the way to $31 billion by 2021, so widespread legalization is likely not far away. Legal states are paying as much as $20 an hour for budtenders. Extraction technicians and master growers are making as much as $100,000 a year doing what they love.

 

Educating yourself about the legal status, medical effects, and plant properties of marijuana through one of Learn Sativa University’s online courses will also help equip you to be a force in the fight toward legalization in your state.

 

To help you prepare for and land the dream cannabis job, Learn Sativa University offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • A real marijuana college campus to visit or contact as needed
  • Detailed breakdowns of the marijuana legalization process

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Cannabis College in South Dakota

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Like many other states, South Dakota is going to legalize medical marijuana very soon. Even if it takes another year for the laws to come into full effect, the people who are prepared are the ones who will benefit the most.

 

The marijuana industry currently stands at $7.7 billion dollars and research firms are predicting that amount to quadruple in the next few years. While there may not be many cannabis jobs available in South Dakota right now, there very soon will be. Moving out of state to work in a legalized area is also a good option.

 

So, what do you have to do to get a job in cannabis? Employers want to see that you are either educated or experienced. In an illegal state, it’s impossible to get much experience, but you can get educated, and you can do it without leaving your home!

 

Learn Sativa University offers several online marijuana certification courses to help you succeed in the industry. In addition to the support of the staff on campus in Florida, you will get:

    • Exclusive job board and resume builder to help prepare and send your application
    • Intimate knowledge of cannabis plant anatomy, growing practices, and medical use
    • Training for on-the-job skills, proper dispensary etiquette, and trimming methods

 

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction

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Cannabis College in Tennessee

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Tennessee medical marijuana laws are soon to change, as a new vote is poised to happen in 2018. The climate against cannabis is harsh, but there are plenty of supporters who are prepared for medical and the tax income that comes with it.

 

You won’t find much marijuana industry work in Tennessee today unless you’re a lawyer, but as legalization spreads opportunities will soon arise. Take advantage of the process and be ahead of the rush by attending an online marijuana school now! It can also provide you with the skills you need to land a job in a legal state, should you choose to move.

 

Educating yourself about the legal status, medical effects, and plant properties of marijuana through one of Learn Sativa University’s online courses could also help equip you to be a force in the fight toward legalization.

 

To help you prepare for and land the dream cannabis job, Learn Sativa University offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • A real marijuana college campus to visit or contact as needed
  • Detailed breakdowns of the marijuana legalization process

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Cannabis College in Texas

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OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine

Possession

2 oz or lessMisdemeanor180 days$ 2,000
2 – 4 ozMisdemeanor1 year$ 4,000
4 oz to 5 lbsFelony180 days* – 2 years$ 10,000
5 – 50 lbsFelony2* – 10 years$ 10,000
50 – 2000 lbsFelony2* – 20 years$ 10,000
More than 2000 lbsFelony5* – 99 years$ 50,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Sale

7 g or less for no remunerationMisdemeanor180 days$ 2,000
7 g or lessMisdemeanor1 year$ 4,000
7 g to 5 lbsFelony180 days* – 2 years$ 10,000
5 – 50 lbsFelony2* – 20 years$ 10,000
50 – 2000 lbsFelony5* – 99 years$ 10,000
More than 2000 lbsFelony10* – 99 years$ 100,000
To a minorFelony2* – 20 years$ 10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Cultivation

See Possession section for penalty details.

Hash & Concentrates

Possession of less than 1 gFelony180 days – 2 years$ 10,000
Possession of 1 – 4 gFelony2 – 10 years$ 10,000
Possession of 4 – 400 gFelony2 – 20 years$ 10,000
Possession of more than 400 gFelony10 years – life$ 50,000
Manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gFelony180 days – 2 years$ 10,000
Manufacture or delivery of 1 – 4 gFelony2 – 20 years$ 10,000
Manufacture or delivery of 4 – 400 gFelony5 – 99 years$ 10,000
Manufacture or delivery of more than 400 gFelony10 years – life$ 10,000

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernaliaMisdemeanorN/A$ 500
Sale of paraphernalia (first offense)Misdemeanor1 year$ 4,000
Sale of paraphernalia (subsequent offense)Felony90 days* – 1 year$ 4,000
To a minorFelony180 days* – 2 years$ 10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Miscellaneous

Falsifying a drug testMisdemeanor180 days$ 2,000
A person’s driver’s license is automatically suspended on final conviction of a drug offense.

 

LOCAL DECRIMINALIZATION

This state has local jurisdictions that have enacted municipal laws or resolutions either fully or partially decriminalizing minor cannabis possession offenses.

DRUGGED DRIVING

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. Further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance is available here. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available here.

MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE

When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to “life MMS” must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

MEDICAL CBD

This state has passed a medical CBD law allowing for the use of cannabis extracts that are high in CBD and low in THC in instances where a physician has recommended such treatment to a patient with a state-qualifying condition.

Texas’s medical marijuana laws just permitted the first dispensary to open in February of 2018. Stores are only permitted to sell low THC high CBD products, but it marks significant progress toward full adult use allowance.

 

You won’t find much cannabis industry work in Texas today unless you’re a business owner or have an extraordinary level of experience ready to go, but as legalization spreads opportunities are popping up.

 

Take advantage of the legalization process and be ahead of the rush by attending an online cannabis school now! It can also provide you with the skills you need to get a job in a legal state, should you choose to move. Having a certification from a reliable marijuana college can help assure your place in the industry, and makes you stand out to employers.

 

Educating yourself about the legal status, medical effects, and plant properties of marijuana through one of Learn Sativa University’s online courses can not only help you get an interview, but can teach you about starting your own cannabis business in your state.

 

To help you prepare for and land the dream cannabis job, Learn Sativa University offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • A real marijuana college campus to visit or contact as needed
  • Details on the marijuana legalization process

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Cannabis College in Utah

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While medical isn’t available in Utah’s legal system today, their governor predicts it will become legal by the voters’ initiative in 2018. This will expand the opportunities for cannabis enthusiasts, forward thinkers, and business starters dramatically.

 

The marijuana industry currently stands at $7.7 billion dollars and research firms are predicting that it could rise all the way to $30 billion within four years. While there may not be many cannabis jobs available in Utah right now, there very soon will be. If you get your certification now, you won’t be waiting when job opportunities arise; you can be first in line.

 

If you would rather own your own dispensary instead of working for someone at one, Learn Sativa University offers courses in cannabis business management catered specifically to cannabis company start ups.

 

So, what do you have to do to get a job in the marijuana industry? Employers want to see that you are either educated or experienced. In an illegal state, it’s impossible to get much experience, but you can get educated, and you can do it without leaving your home!

 

Learn Sativa University offers several online cannabis certification courses to help you succeed in the industry. In addition to the support of the staff on campus in Florida, you will get:

    • Exclusive job board and resume builder to help prepare and send your application
    • Intimate knowledge of cannabis plant anatomy, growing practices, and medical use
    • Training for on-the-job skills, proper dispensary etiquette, and trimming methods

 

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction

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Cannabis College in Vermont

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Vermont’s marijuana laws only recently changed at the beginning of the 2018 year to allow recreational weed. That means that the industry in Vermont is now going to grow very quickly very soon. How can you get ready for the boom, or prepare to start your own cannabis company?

 

Learn Sativa University offers online and in person certification programs for entrepreneurs who want to start their own dispensary and for people who want to work as growers, budtenders, or managers.

 

The information gained through the support certification course can also prepare you for a variety of other jobs, like extraction work or trimming. At the very lowest, these positions pay around $12 an hour, and can go up to an excess of $50 an hour for skilled growers and extract techs.

 

You may wonder if you really need a certification. If you have a lot of experience working in the industry already and do not plan to try to move up, you don’t! But if you’re just starting out or want to prove that you have the knowledge and cannabis know-how to move up, you’ll want to get certified by a reputable marijuana school.

 

Learn Sativa University’s online courses offer:

  • A comprehensive education on marijuana, including growing practices
  • A five-star rated and reputable certification course you can get at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application
  • A real campus in Florida to visit or call on for support

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Cannabis College in Virginia

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In February of 2018, Virginia voted to extend their medical program even farther. Doctors will soon be able to recommend the use of THC or CBD oil for the treatment of any disease they see as necessary.

 

If you want to work in the cannabis industry, what does that mean for you? It means that jobs will be opening up soon, and that you can start preparing for your career in cannabis.

 

Assistant growers make upwards of $30 an hour! You can also find budtender and trimmer jobs paying higher $12-$20 hourly. Even within Virginia, more and more positions will open up as the new laws are put into practice. Don’t wait, take advantage of the marijuana schooling opportunities you have now to be ahead of the rush.

 

At Learn Sativa University, you can either take our online courses or come to the campus in Florida for instruction. We offer:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • Exclusive job board and resume builder to help prepare and send your application
  • A real marijuana college campus to visit or contact as needed
  • Detailed breakdowns of the marijuana legalization process

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Cannabis College in Washington

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Washington’s cannabis laws are pretty lenient and the state has a pretty relaxed attitude toward the herb. This is a welcome change from the medical only status of the state, where many with mental health issues were denied access to cannabis.

 

Washington, like many places, is in need of educated marijuana experts. Growing and extract technician positions there can pay between $50,000 and $100,000 salaries, and that’s not including the benefits and bonuses for big harvests. Trimmers and budtenders are currently making $12-$20 an hour too, and getting the experience needed for higher paying positions along the way.

 

So, how do you cash in? Anybody can get a cannabis job, if they’ve prepared themselves the right way. It’s important to be passionate, but you also need education and skill to back it up. Many marijuana dispensaries require that all of their employees get certifications in the field. Having one in hand before you even apply will improve your chances of getting an interview.

 

Learn Sativa University offers several online certification courses for various types of cannabis ambitions, whether you want to open your own dispensary or work in one. In addition, LSU has a real campus in Orlando Florida which holds hands-on growing lessons.

  • Instruction for cannabis dispensary entrepreneurs, budtenders, extract experts, growers
  • A resume builder to help you craft the perfect application to land the interview
  • Jobs boards so that you can directly contact your potential employers

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Cannabis College in Washington DC

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It is a little ironic that our nation’s capital permits recreational cannabis while medical remains federally illegal. Regardless, Washington DC’s legal cannabis market is solid and there are lots of opportunities for employment.

 

Budtenders in Washington DC are making between $14 and $20 an hour, often with a chance to make tips and move up the pay scale, too. Security greeters and cleaners are getting similar paychecks. Growers and extract technicians are often making more than $50.00 an hour.

 

So how do you get above the competition and start your career in cannabis? Employers want to see two things: experience and education. Marijuana colleges are a great way to get started. If you already have experience, a certification will help you get better jobs. If you don’t have any experience, a certification proves to employers that you have the knowledge necessary to start working even without experience.

 

Learn Sativa University has you covered; we provide the education needed to get an interview at a dispensary and we have plenty of tools to help you land a job to start building your cannabis career experience.

 

Take one of our online certification courses (or come to Florida to attend in person) to get:

  • A comprehensive education on marijuana, including growing practices
  • A five-star rated and reputable certification course you can get at home
  • Access to an exclusive job board with positions available near you
  • A resume builder to help you prepare your application
  • A real campus in Florida to visit or call on for support

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Cannabis College in West Virginia

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While medical weed is legal in West Virginia, it comes with some picky rules. Vaporization of oils is allowed, but smoking is not.

 

In West Virginia, there are a lot of cannabis jobs available and they pay well. As the industry grows, you can bet even more positions will become available. Many believe that the $7.7 billion dollar industry will more than quadruple in just four years! As you can imagine, more positions with greater pay will open up as the industry expands. Unfortunately, these jobs can be difficult to get if you have no experience.

 

Employers like to see that you are educated about cannabis. A reputable certification program will prove that you have all the understanding necessary to do a variety of jobs in the marijuana industry.

 

Learn Sativa University offers such a certificate, and you can get it online without leaving your home. The campus is located in Orlando Florida and provides regular updates and support for any questions you might have. LSU also offers:

  • Budtender, marijuana grower, extract technician, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help build the perfect application
  • Information on the current cannabis laws to help you be an advocate in your state

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Cannabis College in Wisconsin

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Currently, Wisconsin only allows CBD oil for patients with epileptic seizures. Pushes for full medical legalization are underway, but no one is sure when they’ll be completed.

 

Despite the limited legality, it is still possible to educate yourself about cannabis and prepare for a job in the marijuana industry, whether in Wisconsin or in a different state. Attending an online cannabis school now will prepare you for your move or have you set and ready by the time an opportunity arises in Wisconsin.

 

Having a certification from a reliable marijuana college makes you stand out to potential employers. It will also make moving to a legal state much easier, as most jobs in the field pay greater than $12 an hour, even with no previous experience. Those jobs are only difficult to get if you haven’t put any effort into educating yourself. Show your employer that you mean business and get in a certification program.

 

Educating yourself about the legal status, medical effects, and plant properties of marijuana through one of Learn Sativa University’s online courses can not only help you get an interview, but can teach you about starting your own cannabis business in your state.

 

In addition to having a real campus in Florida to support your education endeavors, Learn Sativa University offers:

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instruction
  • An online job board with direct contact information for hiring business owners
  • A resume builder to help you cater your skills toward a cannabis career
  • Intimate knowledge of cannabis plant anatomy and growing practices
  • Details on the marijuana legalization process

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Cannabis College in Wyoming

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Even though Wyoming’s laws allow for CBD oil to be administered to seizure patients, Wyoming is one of the strictest states on marijuana. Many say that even the CBD to epilepsy patient system is broken, raising concerns about what might happen with more widespread legalization.

 

You could move to a legal state, if you have the skills you need to land a dispensary interview. You might also choose to stay in Wyoming and be ready for the upcoming legalization, giving you an edge over the competition. Educating yourself about the legal status, medical effects, and plant properties of marijuana through one of Learn Sativa University’s online courses will also help equip you to be a force in the fight toward legalization in your state.

 

Take advantage of your opportunities by attending an online cannabis college now! Legal states are paying as much as $20 an hour for budtenders, trimmers, and security specialists. Extraction technicians and master growers are making as much as $100,000 a year doing what they love. Equipping yourself with a quality certification from Learn Sativa University can start you on a path to a complete cannabis career.

 

To help you prepare for your career in cannabis, Learn Sativa University offers:

    • Exclusive job board and resume builder so you can submit a great application
    • Intimate knowledge of cannabis plant anatomy and growing practices
    • Training for on-the-job skills like proper dispensary etiquette

 

  • Budtender, extract technician, marijuana grower, and business owner instructionSource: Sawyer Weaver

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