Major Cannabis Jobs descriptions
The cannabis industry is growing at a fast rate with total market sales projected to surpass $24 billion by 2025. According to a recent report from New Frontier Data, a business intelligence firm focused on cannabis; the U.S. cannabis industry will establish an estimated 300,000 jobs by 2020, which overlaps the projected job growth of manufacturing. Another study from ArcView states that by 2021 the cannabis industry is projected to create 414,000 jobs in the U.S.
The legalization of cannabis in the US has multiplied the number of jobs available. On January 1, 2018, the state of California began selling legal adult-use cannabis which resulted in $30,000 worth of product sold by one dispensary according to Marijuana Business Daily reports.
Similar to most industrial jobs, specific jobs are necessary for operating a business. For example, the cannabis-focused workplace hires staff accountants, sales reps, and professional assistants. Furthermore, expertise in cannabis product are also needed.
Here is an overall outlook of cannabis jobs in the United States that could be the right fit for you.
Bud trimmers are in charge of cutting cannabis plants and removing all the excess foliage during the harvest season. Bud trimming is considered as an excellent entry-level job for beginners in the cannabis industry since it requires no formal education.
Budtenders are responsible for attending to customers at a dispensary. Budtenders can also be called consultants because they accompany customers through the selection and buying process.
Budtenders are often required to have valuable experience about cannabis products as well as technical knowledge concerning current rules regulating the sales of medical marijuana. Budtenders are also needed to be friendly to the customer to guarantee a pleasant experience.
Extraction technicians also called concentrate manufacturers, or extractors are responsible for transforming the cannabis plant into hashish, oils, and other concentrates. This job position in the cannabis industry requires people with scientific techniques and knowledge in labs, therefore, having a high school diploma, GED or any higher qualification in chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, natural sciences, or a related field is necessary.
Dispensary managers are responsible for monitoring the functioning of the cannabis retail shop. Dispensary manager should be able to interface with vendors and law enforcement, manage inventory and foresee with product returns. Dispensary managers employ, educate and manage other employees to ensure that they are performing at their best. People with a bachelor’s degree or higher are usually favorites for this kind of position.
Edibles chefs create cannabis-infused foods by using their culinary talents and marijuana knowledge. These chefs can also create edibles, gummy candies, lollipops, baked goods, and other cannabis-infused food.
Edibles chefs are usually required to have experience in and baking indeed as well as knowledge of the product. Mainly, edibles should contain proper doses to ensure safety. Furthermore, edibles chefs must learn the state and municipal marijuana codes.
Gardeners or growers are responsible for cultivating the cannabis plant. Growers also have assistants who ensure that the nutrient and humidity levels are accurate. A master grower manages the day-to-day operations of the other growers and also trains the team. People with qualifications in horticulture are often selected for this position.
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