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Marijuana Jobs Are Trending Big Time
Everything you need to know about the weed industry
Marijuana is in the air. The immeasurable potential of the marijuana industry deserves mention and the tremendous earning potential that the Green Rush has in store for you is unfolding. Have you ever visited a healthcare clinic that has a faded scent in the air that exposes the clinic’s real identity – well, it’s a marijuana dispensary. In this article, we’ll talk about how you can change your direction and enter the $31.4 billion marijuana industry. Keep reading to know more marijuana jobs.
Medical marijuana is now legal
Yes, you’ve read that right! Medical marijuana is now lawful in almost half of the U.S. Recreational marijuana has also been allowed in 9 states (till date). As more and more states are decriminalizing marijuana for recreational and medical use, the marijuana industry is becoming a hot spot for qualified workers. Research shows that there will be approximately 340,000 jobs in the marijuana industry by the end of 2020.
Business in the marijuana industry first began in 1996, when medical use of marijuana was made legal in California. Over the following two decades, Colorado and Washington approved the use of marijuana for recreational use in 2012. Based on a report by the Drug Policy Alliance, it has been found that as on date, around 165,000 to 240,000 workers now actively work in the marijuana industry.
How to enter the marijuana industry? All you need to know
As you’ve already seen above, by the end of 2020, the marijuana industry will come up with almost half a million marijuana jobs. Nevertheless, it’s not a cakewalk to enter the cannabis industry and get a marijuana job.
You need to build a strong network, attend events, create a stellar reputation in the community, and get in touch with people who are already working in the marijuana industry. Don’t forget that even though there’s no dearth of marijuana jobs, the competition is extremely fierce.
Currently, there are more marijuana jobseekers in the market than the number of marijuana jobs available. However, there are several ways of entering the marijuana industry. And, we’ll be talking about the most easy and effective way to enter the cannabis industry in the next section.
Skills you need to land yourself in a marijuana job
- People management skills.
- Experience in managing high-volume retail.
- Managerial experience (for managing a high-end marijuana dispensary).
- Experience in the tourism industry (marijuana field tours are common these days).
- Science background for formulating new products
- Accountants, engineers, IT professionals, sales representatives, etc.
(Shown Above: Cannabis Chef teaching class how to make marijuana edibles.)
Paving the way to marijuana jobs and marijuana education
When it comes to finding the right marijuana jobs, you have a friend that’s ready to help you – the Learn Sativa University. We have over 3400 marijuana dispensaries in our database, and we bet no one knows the marijuana industry better than us.
At Learn Sativa University, we:
- Provide you with the basic marijuana training to land yourself a marijuana job.
- Prove to your future employer that you’ve invested yourself in the marijuana industry.
- Help you get over the stigma related to marijuana.
- Provide hands-on &/or online marijuana training.
- And a lot more…
We are proud to inform you that we have employed over 120 individuals in the marijuana industry in September 2018 alone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dispensary managers can earn anywhere between $60,000 and $150,000 per year.
Dispensary managers are typically responsible for day to day operations, inventory, and insuring the dispensary is compliant with state regulations.
Bud trimmers typically can expect to earn between $50,000 to $90,000 per year.
The more experienced trimmers can rank in $1,000’s a day in the right market.
This depends on the state and company. Most companies reequire some form of background in the industry. Which can be a tricky task if asked how you came about the experience.
You can put a bad taste in the employers mouth if you went about aquiring the information illegaly.
If you like to learn more about gaining legal experience in the industry, check out Learn Sativa University’s online cannabis college certification.
Depends on the felony, aggravated assault or theft is a no.
Most other felonies are left to the companies discretion whether or not to hire said individual.
- Bud Trimmer
- Assistant Grower
- Delivery Driver
- Master Grower
- Dispensary Manager
- Extraction Tech
- Inventory Management
- & Much More