Medical Marijuana Job Placement &
HempStaff Dispensary Certification
HempStaff is the industry leader in medical marijuana recruiting and dispensary training. We are your marijuana industry headhunters, as we specialize in finding management level employees, such as Master Growers, Extractors or Dispensary Managers, even if we have to relocate them from a different state. We are also there for the inexperienced candidate, with dispensary agent training and certification, that can help them find medical marijuana jobs. Click Here for our Budtender Training Class Schedule.
On average the marijuana industry gets 200 applications for each job posting! So let HempStaff, the industry leader in medical marijuana recruiting, spend time reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates to find he best match for your marijuana job openings. HempStaff will then present them to you for an interview, alleviating you from the hours of work involved with medical marijuana staffing, especially when  searching for those high level managers - let the Medical Marijuana Headhunters do the work for you! Contact Us for more information.


Average number of employees at each type of cannabis facility
32 per Manufacturing Facility
26 per Cultivation Center
12 per Testing Facility
7 per Dispensary


Examples of job positions available in the industry
Budtenders are the face of the dispensary! The ones whom patients interact with on a daily basis. They are responsible for greeting patients, orienting them about strains and use, methods of delivery and titration (dosage). They must know how each strain works to alleviate the different debilitating illnesses for which the cannabis was recommended. They must be keenly aware of the difference of Indica, Sativa and their hybrids. A Budtender will maintain records of effectiveness of the strain for the patient for long-term study and future reference and maintain the dispensary legitimacy. The Budtender should be personable, groomed and knowledgeable about the industry. They will be trained by the Dispensary Manager and should attend formal Budtending Seminars or Schooling. There may be part-time positions available as well as full-time. A Budtender Salary usually starts between $12-15 per hour.
Cannabis Chef
A Cannabis Chef should first and foremost be a good cook and know the basics of culinary arts. Any infusion of edibles must be done in a commercial kitchen. The Cannabis Chef must be adept at baking, making tinctures, oils, cannabis butter, balms, extracts and chocolates. There may be part-time positions available as well as full-time.
Cultivation Supervisor (Assistant Grower)
The Cultivation Supervisor oversees the Grow Crew and Trimmers. They are there to fill in for the Master Grower when they are unavailable. They are the equivalent of an understudy - they must know everything the Master Grower knows, and maintains the day to day operations of the cultivation site and trains the remainder of the crew.
Delivery Driver
Companies with a medical marijuana dispensary license may be allowed to deliver products to patients who are infirm or homebound. The driver must be patient, kind and courteous with patients - this is a medical house call. They should like being around people and helping others, with a good clean driving record. The Driver may NEVER drive while impaired and should be knowledgeable of the area they will be covering. Generally the order will be called in with a Budtender who will suggest which strain of medicine should be delivered, based on the patient's history and illness. There may be part-time positions available as well as full-time.
Dispensary Manager
The face of a dispensary. The manager must interface with staff, law enforcement, vendors, and landlords. The main responsibility of the dispensary manager is to coordinate and facilitate transactions of the dispensary. They must maintain records, have contact with the grow sites, embrace patient education and understand marketing. They will train employees and decide which product to carry and determine best pricing based on market conditions. They are responsible for keeping up with all changes in local and state law regarding operation of the facility. The most important job of the dispensary manager is to ensure that only the best and safest quality medicine is available at the dispensary.
This is one of the most sought after, highest paying, and dangerous jobs in the Medical Marijuana industry. An extractor is the person that takes marijuana (trimmings and/or flower) and makes hash and/or concentrates using different methods such as CO2 or Butane. An extractor must be extremely knowledgeable in this process to avoid the possibility of explosions, especially when dealing with large quantities at once. They must be aware of things like the room venting and how to monitor alarms for gas leaks, in addition to knowing the proper techniques to maximize the extraction potency.
Laboratory Workers
Testing is one of the biggest growing sectors in the Medical Marijuana Industry. More and more testing labs will be opening up each year as local and state governments vow to make marijuana as safe as possible for patients. If you like working with the science end of marijuana then this may be the place for you. The Labs works will be dissecting and testing marijuana to ensure there or no pesticides, no heavy metals such as lead, and the proper amounts of cannabinoids, especially THC and CBD levels.
Marketing / sales
This is mainly for the recreational cannabis market. Just like any other industry, your company will not succeed unless people know you exist. Many dispensaries have started hiring marketing and sales teams to assist with getting their name and brand out there. The Marketing and Sales Team will also assist with creating logos and sales to bring more attention and patients to the dispensary.
Master Grower
The Master Grower is in charge of overseeing the construction and design of the grow operation. He/she maintains the environment for the room and trains the Apprentices and/or Supervisors to do the job while he/she is away. The Master Grower is mainly there to see that the schedule and method advocated is followed according to specs and protocols. Daily records must be kept that document changes in chemicals and lighting for future reference, guidance and consistency. The Cultivation Site will have a log that is maintained by the Master Grower. They will monitor each harvest so medication and alteration patterns can be studied. A Master Grower Salary can range from $80-$150K, depending on location and size of grow.
There are many different needs for Security in the Medical Marijuana Industry. Some dispensaries and cultivation centers will have on site security guards, just to make their employees and patients feel safer. Some dispensaries in the lower income areas may have their security be the one the check the MMJ Cards, to detour robbers at the entry. Also quite often security will be needed to ride along with the manager to the bank, to make large cash deposits. With Medical Marijuana being an expensive commodity and an almost completely cash business, security is a must!
Trimmer / Cultivation Site Worker
This is where most people start out. Trimmers are responsible for manicuring and preparing of the medicine. They must be able to take raw material and prepare it for curing. This entails cutting the buds off the branches and getting the ready  to cure. Most people that go into the Cultivation side can expect to start here, even if they have attended marijuana classes by a cannabis career institute or cannabis training university. Next is your Marijuana Grower Job, known as a Cultivation Site Worker; they maintain the plants, ensuring the chemicals and lighting are monitored according to the cultivation site schedule. Also includes harvesting which entails cutting down, hanging, planting, pruning, feeding, etc. 
"The volume of medical marijuana training information that was shared, as well as the opportunity to submit a budtender resume to HempStaff. Overall, A+. Thank you!”
"I liked that the speaker was an experienced medical marijuana dispensary budtender. He was very knowledgeable and held my attention."
"I gained a ton of information that was very helpful and will be very useful in pursuing medical marijuana jobs in this industry. I had a great time at this event and I know everyone else did as well.”
"I enjoyed how interactive and engaging the staff was throughout the entire event. They were able to cram 4+ hours of cannabis information, and had plenty of time for various questions. Everything was handled expertly!"
"Enjoyed the whole thing very helpful. Im going to open 3-5 medical marijuana dispensaries so was very helpful thank you for your time and it's very possible I will be calling you to help me staff my stores"
"Enjoyed the whole thing very helpful. Im going to open 3-5 medical marijuana dispensaries so was very helpful thank you for your time and it's very possible I will be calling you to help me staff my stores"
"Enjoyed the whole thing very helpful. Im going to open 3-5 medical marijuana dispensaries so was very helpful thank you for your time and it's very possible I will be calling you to help me staff my stores"
"Enjoyed the whole thing very helpful. Im going to open 3-5 medical marijuana dispensaries so was very helpful thank you for your time and it's very possible I will be calling you to help me staff my stores"
"Enjoyed the whole thing very helpful. Im going to open 3-5 medical marijuana dispensaries so was very helpful thank you for your time and it's very possible I will be calling you to help me staff my stores"
Business Owners in the Medical Marijuana Field
- No cost to the owner until a Hempstaff Candidate is hired!

-Take the process of scheduling interviews off of your busy plate

-Our Medical Marijuana Headhunters only find the best fit for your open positions

Making it easy on the Business Owner, Hempstaff ensures employablility and background checks, prior to placement
- Hempstaff offers inexperienced candidates Dispensary Training

- Build your knowledge while improving your resume

- Specializing in Dispensary Technician and Budtender Training

- Solidify your expertise from day 1 by becoming Hempstaff certified

- Become properly educated about the nuances of the industry

-Become the face of the dispensary!
Those with Legal Marijuana Job Experience 
- Build professional relationships with peers and experienced employees

- We takes the time to create a connection with you on a personal level to get you placed in a job you love

- We put business owners and employees in touch so you may work on a solution together to advance your career in the medical marijuana industry


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