Legal in eight states, generating billions of dollars and already converting entire towns into pot paradises, the legal marijuana industry in the U.S. is growing by leaps and bounds.
For proof, check out Vangsters, a confidential job search website that was started by cannabis-focused talent scouting agency Vangst. The site works like any other employment website and allows employers and jobseekers to search by position, salary and location.
Curious about what’s on there? We thought so, so we rounded up five of the best jobs. For most of these positions, you’ll have to be willing to live or commute to Colorado, possess or obtain a valid support badge issued by the MED and practice decent personal hygiene.
Also, and this goes without saying, you’ll need to refrain from getting high on your own supply. Remember: monkeys can't sell bananas.
Company Name: DANK
Job Title: Budtender
Pay: $11-16 per hour
Here’s what you’ll do: “We rely on our bud-tenders to educate our customers, spread the love of cannabis and of kindness. We have a tight group, getting along well is a must. You must be prompt, articulate, personable and engaging. Personal hygiene along with a keeping kind attitude is a must. You must be able to work on your feet for long periods of the day. You must be able to multi-task with customer interaction, stocking, inventory, cleaning and packaging.”
Company Name: Sweet Grass Kitchen
Job Title: Wholesale Cannabis Bakery Packaging Associate
Pay: $11 per hour
Here’s what you’ll do: “We are currently seeking someone to assist in the manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of cannabis baked goods and confections. We are a growing company seeking individuals with food service experience and who possess extreme attention to detail. Culinary and professional knowledge is preferred above knowledge of cannabis.”
Company Name: The Farm
Job Title: The Harvester
Pay: $11 per hour
Here’s what you’ll do: “The Harvester is responsible for taking down, trimming and bucking the plants as requested. This position is responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitized work space and for following all departmental and compliance protocols, to include green waste.”
Company Name: Native Roots
Job Title: Post-Harvest Support
Pay: $13 per hour
Here’s what you’ll do: “The ideal candidate will have commercial cultivation experience in a high volume cultivation warehouse. However, we are willing to train anyone that has a passion for cannabis and is willing to learn and internalize our way of doing things. The purpose of Post-Harvest is to safely and effectively harvest, process, and package cannabis while focusing on the highest of quality standards.”
Company Name: N/A
Job Title: Quality Assurance
Pay: Based on Experience
Here’s what you’ll do: “The responsibilities of the QA include approving methods and procedures related to production, packaging, labeling and storage of cannabis prior to their implementation. The QA is also responsible for releasing and approving each batch of cannabis prior to its sale to clients, this includes keeping complete and auditable batch records. The QA must have the ability to think critically and be able to follow regulations and company policies.”