How can you find a cannabis job using HempStaff?
Register with us, and put detailed information, in the notes section, on any previous job experience (cannabis or not), which state you would like to work in and what cannabis jobs you are interested in. When we get marijuana jobs in the area you wish to work, a HempStaff cannabis recruiter will contact you with the information on the opportunity and request your resume, if you are interested in the cannabis jobs.
Prospective employees will need to supply information for a federal background check and provide a valid State ID.
To qualify in most states and countries, you must have NO felony convictions on your record.
You do not need to be a medical marijuana cardholder to apply for cannabis jobs.
If you are interested in working in a Dispensary, check out our Dispensary Agent Training.
For others interested, check out our Cannabis Resume Review service.
Accounting / Administrator
Just like any other business, employees are needed to keep track of the company’s records and finances. The Accounting professional will take care of managing the budgets, payroll, taxes, etc. The Admin professional will take care of managing patient records, and quite often be the person that verifies the users MMJ Card at the entrance of the dispensary. The Administrator position is also a good entry level position, for those who are looking to gain knowledge about the industry and work their way up in a Marijuana Dispensary. Other types of high-level Administrators include Compliance Managers, Production Managers and Office Managers.
Budtender, Dispensary Agent, Dispensary Tech
Dispensary Jobs and Budtender Jobs are the most sought after cannabis jobs in the industry for entry-level. Budtenders are the face of the dispensary! The ones whom patients interact with on a daily basis. Dispensary Agents are responsible for greeting patients, orienting them about strains and use, methods of delivery and titration (dosage). Budtenders must know how each strain works to alleviate the different debilitating illnesses for which the cannabis was recommended. Dispensary Agents 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 to also 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 $13-16 per hour. Looking to become a Budtender?
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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. In addition, there are usually several cultivation site workers that are under the Assistant Grower to help with the day to day tasks.
Companies with a 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 assist the customer, based on the patient’s history and illness. There may be part-time positions available as well as full-time. There will also be a company courier in some states, which will transport cannabis from the cultivation center to processing center and/or dispensary.
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. A Dispensary Manager must maintain records, have contact with the grow sites, embrace patient education and understand marketing. The manager will train employees and decide which product to carry and determine best pricing based on market conditions. Dispensary Managers are responsible for keeping up with all changes in local and state law regarding the 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 cannabis jobs in the 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, Butane or Nitrogen. These might then be packaged and sold or infused into an edible. 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.
Testing is one of the biggest growing sectors in the Marijuana Industry and not something many people think of when thinking about cannabis jobs. 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 Lab workers 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
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. This is usually in the recreational market, as most marijuana markets do not allow marketing or advertising. The Marketing and Sales Team will also assist with creating logos and sales to bring more attention and patients to the dispensary.
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 the grow.
There are many different needs for Security in the 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 to 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 Marijuana being an expensive commodity and an almost completely cash business, security is a must!
Trimmer / Cultivation Site Worker
Marijuana Trimming Jobs – this is where many of those looking for cannabis jobs will start out. Trimmers are responsible for the 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 them ready for the Master Grower to cure. Most people that go into the Cultivation side should expect to start here, even if they have attended marijuana classes by a cannabis career institute or cannabis training university. The next on the list of cannabis jobs is a Marijuana Site Worker or Cultivation Site Worker; they maintain the plants, ensuring the chemicals and lighting are monitored according to the cultivation site schedule. This position may also include harvesting which entails cutting down, hanging, planting, pruning, feeding, etc. There may be part-time positions available as well as full-time.