Jobs in the weed field are growing in popularity and in number, what a lot of people don’t know is that in this field is some legitimate career choices!
Cannabis Trimmer: Average Salary-$12-$20 per Hour
When someone buys cannabis, it doesn’t automatically come in perfect little nuggets automatically. There needs to be people to cut the product from the plant, and to trim it up to make it look pretty. This includes cutting off oversized leaves, excess stem and cutting off any parts not associated with the plant that it may have come in contact with.
Budtender: Average Salary- $11-$12 per hour
A budtender is the individual that sells customers cannabis at dispensaries, medical and recreational. To work as a budtender, you don’t just need to like cannabis, you need to have a strong understanding of how the business works, as having an extensive knowledge of strain flavors, effects, and concentrations to be able to provide accurate and reliable information to your customers.
Strain Reviewer: Average Salary- $10-$100 dollars per post
Yep! That’s right! You can actually get a job reviewing different strains of weed! You get to describe the smell, the taste, and the personal effect it has on you. Not just that, you need to be able to describe these strains in a way that both smokers and non-smokers would understand and be equally interested in what you have to say!
Farmer: Average Salary- $2500 per pound of yield
One of the most ‘growing’ jobs to date, you’ll find that growing your own cannabis is not only much more difficult than you had anticipated, but it is also much more rewarding than you might suspect. The profit for this profession tends to depends on how much of a yield you have, so it all depends on how much you decide to grow!
Glass Blower: Average Salary- $31,480 yearly
A occupation that has been around long before cannabis was legalized, glass blowing is one of the most common ways to produce various pipes for smoking. Blowing glass takes patience and skill, and generally requires years of practice, but high quality glass makers can charge hundreds of dollars for their pieces.
Glass Merchant: Average Salary- $23,000 yearly
If you don’t want to be the one who makes the pipes, you can be the one who sells them! While glass blowing tends to result in simpler versions of smoking products, a glass merchant has access to various types of glass, simple to sophisticated. Being a glass merchant requires knowing exactly how your products work, what they’re made of, and what works best for different customers. This means from joint size to adapters, the right type of nails to recommend, and even having recommendations of glass based upon your customer’s needs.
Edibles Producer: Average Salary- $28,000 to $40,000 yearly
For the chef in your family! If there’s something that you can cook, you can cook it with infused cannabis! Baking and creating recipes for edibles is something that requires extreme detail, cannabis infused edibles effect people differently, and it is essential to confirm that your product has a certain standard. Dosage is the most difficult part to get correct when cooking cannabis-infused foods, so if you feel confident to be able to create a standard of dose in your canna-foods, you’re already off to a great start!
Tourist Guide: Average Salary- $8-$12 dollars an hour
This is a very new occupation that is specific to Colorado and Washington states, and will likely grow in areas where recreational marijuana is legalized in the future. Tour guides take visitors around towns and showcase the newer additions to the state regarding recreational marijuana shoppes and centers. Their number one focus is to be friends with everyone that they meet, so if you love people and you love educating people about cannabis, take a look into this career path!
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This is just a few of the jobs available in the growing field of recreational marijuana use. This is a field that is only going to be growing in the future! Would you want a job in this field? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!