Whether you are looking for a new job or you are looking to enhance your current professional skills, specialization in cannabis is a great career choice. There are dozens of positions in every aspect of the cannabis industry. It has been said that cannabis and hemp present more career opportunities than any other new industry has in the past 100 years.
Here are just a few business areas where jobs and business opportunities have opened up in the cannabis industry. As a Certified Cannabis Specialist™, Certified Cannabis Professional™ or Certified Cannabis Caregiver™, your training and expertise will allow you to stand out from the crowd in these various fields.
Bud-tender: Work the counter at a cannabis dispensary
Business services: Incorporation, payroll, human resources, banking
Cannabis concentrates: Production experts, sales and repair of extraction devices, equipment technicians
Cultivation equipment: Lighting, seeds, grow equipment repair
Cannabis production: Cultivation expert, trimming, grow room design (large and small)
Caregiving services: Cultivation, medicine-making, education, consultant, errands, advocacy
Compliance consultant: The ever-changing cannabis regulatory field makes cannabis law experts indispensible.
Cultivation supplies: Seed banks, nutrients, fertilizers, containers, watering systems, lighting systems, worm castings
Cannabis tour guide: Give people safe and informative tours to cannabis dispensaries
Delivery services: Transportation, caregiving
Dispensary manager: Manage a dispensary or collective of cannabis providers or patients.
Distribution: Dispensary, collective, caregiver, delivery service
Edible specialist: Fine cannabis food cook or consultant
Electrical: Grow room design, repair and inspection
Financial: Bookkeeping, banking, credit cards, loans, financial advising, investor groups, payment processing
Healthcare: Nursing, hospice, physician referral, massage, acupuncture, alternative medicine
Health educator: Spread the word about cannabis through educational consulting or live seminars.
Graphic design: Cannabis packaging, logos, websites and promotional materials are in high-demand
Information Technology (IT): Computers supply, computer repair, management and Point-of-Sale (POS) software
Infused products: Edibles, oils, tinctures, beverages, botanicals, supplements
Insurance: Property, liability, business, health
Lab Technician: Testing cannabis
Legal services: Contracts, mediation, consultation, business practices, incorporation
Marijuana law: The ever-changing cannabis regulatory field makes cannabis law experts indispensible.
Marketing and public relations: Websites, graphic design
Media: Trade magazines, social networking sites
Medical equipment: Production and sales of pipes, papers, vaporizers, grinders, containers, cases, glass pipes
Packaging: Baggies, containers, child-proof packaging
Related products: Clothing, jewelry, cannabis culture, hemp products
Real estate: Locations for cannabis business, compliance with zoning laws, consulting
Retail shop owner: Dispensary, medical marijuana center, recreational marijuana store
Seed genetics: Grow and market cannabis or hemp seeds for resale
Security: Alarm systems, security guards
Software developer: Develop software specific for the cannabis industry, such as inventory and POS
Surveillance systems: Cameras, recorders, software
Trimmer: Bud trimmers are in high demand every harvest