In the article below it shows the best schools and degrees available to get the 100K plus jobs in the cannabis industry
The cannabis industry is truly one of the most significant business opportunities that have appeared in the last decades. Here is a list of the top legal professions and careers in the industry for 2019 and beyond.
Best Cannabis Careers | #1 – Budtender
Just like being a bartender in a hotel or club, the first thing you see when you walk into a marijuana dispensary is a kind face that greets you with a happy, friendly hello. These employees are known as “budtenders.” These folks set the stage for the whole visit as they have a massive responsibility. They have to know pretty much everything there is to know about cannabis so they can recommend the best marijuana strains for the customer’s taste.
It is the budtenders responsibility to explain how each strain of marijuana is different and how to interpret the differences. This is very important as many of the customers or patients can get overwhelmed with all the different strains available.
If you already know a lot about various ganja strains, concentrates, edibles, cannabis oils, as well as their effects, you may be well on your way to becoming a qualified budtender. This profession will only grow as there will be a huge need for professional budtenders.
The best way to get a job as a budtender (if you do not know people or have connections) is to visit dispensaries in your area, speak with the manager and tell him that you know your stuff when it comes to cannabis. There is no prerequisite for this job as the industry is still so new. Also, by doing this, you start to build up your network of people which will be valuable down the road
Otherwise, as I mentioned in earlier articles, numerous schools offer online marijuana certification programs. These are designed to educate and to build up your resume.
Best Cannabis Careers | #2 – Marijuana Researcher
Many pharmaceutical companies are conducting trials in the cannabis world to develop new clinical trials to develop new drugs. Think of how big CBD oil has become in such a short period.
Many pharmaceutical companies are in the process of developing cannabis-based medications that can help with illness or healing. Since this so new, there is a lot of room if you have the credentials these companies are looking for.
The cannabis industry can revolutionize our future in medicine. There will be a growing need for quality cannabis-related research in the years (and decades) to come, and conducting marijuana-based studies will be front and center.
To get a job in this field, you do need a minimum of a master’s degree in natural science. There are dozens of universities that are educating in this space, and I outlined them in my previous article for you to look into.
This may be a longer process, but with the growth of this industry, it equates into a long term career and big money.
Best Cannabis Careers | #3 – Marijuana Journalism
Do you like to write? Then this can be for you. All media outlets will be looking for writers who have the background to write cannabis-related content. There is not much competition in this field currently, so if you are someone who can captivate readers and educate them about cannabis, you can make a great living doing this.
To get a job writing, you usually need a journalism degree, but with the lack of writers with cannabis knowledge, you may be able to get away with not having one.
Contact plenty of companies and offer to contribute articles for free, and start your own website/blog. This is the fastest way to get recognized. Show them your writing skills as well as your knowledge of cannabis.
Best Cannabis Careers | #4 – Grow Room Operator
In states that it is legal to grow pot, like Colorado and Washington, some companies will hire you to sell to them. If you have grown marijuana in the past, this could be very lucrative for you. When it comes to landing one of the best cannabis careers at a commercial grow operation, it all comes down to experience.
If you can show that you have several years of experience planting, rooting clones, cultivating, harvesting, drying, and curing marijuana, then no doubt your skills will be sorely needed. They will even hire you to run their whole distribution, so they do not have to fool with it.
If you don’t have experience in growing, there are several entry-level positions where you can get started without prior knowledge.
This industry is new, exciting, and booming. If you love pot and want to make a living from it, then be sure to get in early (now) to get your foot in the door. The cannabis industry has endless possibilities, and people are now becoming more fascinated as the days go by. Just be sure you follow all the laws in your state and do everything legally.
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