Whether you believe it or not, the marijuana industry has massive opportunities for those looking for job experience in the field of cannabis. These jobs offer great financial opportunities and some of them require you to work diligently with an “I can do it” attitude.
More vitally, with states legalizing cannabis rapidly, people using a medical marijuana recommendation increasingly, and industries opening up new avenues, you have a good chance at getting a job that pays well and provides satisfaction. So, let us take a look at some of the highest-paid and best jobs in the cannabis industry.
Master or Head Grower
The head grower also known as the master grower is one of the vital jobs. It requires an individual to regulate and manage the entire growing process. Along with regulation, a master grower also has to manage the daily schedules of a cannabis farm. For instance, they have to see what the staff is doing and design laws to manage the farm effectively.
In addition to this, a head grower must have a meticulous background and experience in growing cannabis plants. They should also be well aware of the laws associated with cannabis cultivation. This helps them prepare for the questions asked by a compliance inspector.
Not only this but a head grower also manages the finances of the entire farm. They ensure that the farm has proper equipment and safety standards to carry out each process consistently. If you wish to become a cannabis grower, you are most likely to earn $100, 000 per year.
When the cannabis industry came out of the shadows of stigmatization, people started associating marijuana with medical properties. Some benefited from it while others have always been skeptical about cannabis’s therapeutic properties. Despite the lack of research and the marijuana industries’ infant stage, job profiles such as the concentrator makers and master extractors have always been up for grabs.
The role of an extractor is to take the cannabis plant and turn it into oil or hashish through a technical method. This method requires precision, experience, and good equipment, and a master extractor must be aware of everything. For instance, as a master extractor, you will regulate the daily functioning of the extraction laboratory. You will also manage the entire extraction process, and take care of the staffing requirements.
Note: To get this job you may need an engineering degree in biochemistry, chemistry, natural sciences, or a related field. However, there are companies and some industries that will only hire people who have a Ph.D. If you qualify for this job you can earn up to $125,000 a year and manage all your expenses easily.
Cannabis Edibles Chef
Working as the head of any department comes with loads of responsibilities. This profile, too, has its own set of difficulties. However, it is a very good job with handsome packages. And those who have experience with cannabis edibles can look forward to applying for an edible chef. Ideally, the job responsibilities include ensuring the unique and delicious creation of food items. The job of an edible chef is to also ensure that workflows are in tandem with state marijuana regulations.
As far as qualification is concerned, you need to have a strong background in cooking along with detailed knowledge about cannabis. Also, always keep in mind that jobs related to cannabis are a matter of adjusting to the new changes and remembering small matters such as municipal cannabis codes. Moreover, as an edible chef, you will earn as much as $50,000 to $100,000 per year.
As a store manager, you will handle responsibilities such as the day-to-day operations of a state-licensed dispensary that provides cannabis to a medical marijuana recommendation holder. Other responsibilities include policing the products, communicating with the officials, and dealing with the vendors.
A store manager is also responsible for managing the store inventory, and as a marijuana store manager, you also have to hire well-informed budtenders. So, if you have a high school diploma or a bachelor’s degree in any field, you can apply for this job, and earn as high as $60,000 to $150,000 per annum.