Forbes: Insider Tips on How to Get a Job in the Booming Weed Industry

Forbes: Insider Tips on How to Get a Job in the Booming Weed Industry

Thanks to legalization efforts around the country, the marijuana industry is booming, and cannabis-related jobs are following. Last month I wrote Need a Job? The Weed Industry is Hiring — Especially Women, which reported that industry experts expect 200,000 pot-related positions to be created in 2015 alone. Professional positions with big growth potential are emerging throughout the country,

… There are lots of opportunities in ancillary industries that don’t physically handle the product, and those can be done anywhere. These include package design and manufacture, software programmer, marketing, public relations and security consultants.

Regardless of where you live, there are ways to network in the cannabis industry. WomenGrow is a networking organization that connects cannabis entrepreneurs of both genders, and the National Marijuana Business Conference and Expo is a leading industry event, held twice per year. It is also helpful to join the legalization advocacy organization in your state. There is one in nearly every state.

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  1. I have been interested in holistic medicine for over 20 years. I have purchased CBD and Hemp for several health issues. I am an advocate on better health and other alternatives for better health.

    I would like to learn more about Cannabis and possibly find a career in this upcoming industry. I now live in La Pine, Oregon.

  2. I’m interested in some type of employment in this industry.
    I live in La. and it would be so helpful in our state I’d it were legal. We have excellent farming down here and it wouldn’t be a problem…
    Like a gold mine here. What can I doo to help? Help me help YOU!! PLEASE.


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