Some of these positions in this new green leaf economy can pay in excess of $100,000 a year, especially for management positions in the labs, greenhouses and retail stores.
Robin Ann Morris runs the MaryJane Agency in Sandusky and offers career counseling and placement in the marijuana industry. She says the opportunities are often misunderstood.
“Many people think you have to touch the plant. You don’t,” said Morris. “You can do whatever you want or you are good at and still work in the industry.”
She says like any corporate environment, the cannabis industry offers all types of jobs, from management, public relations, administration, lawyers, drivers, accountants and security. Morris says she is also working to open a training center for jobs in the production and sales area including that of “bud tenders”.
“They are the people who know how to educate you on what is the best strain for yourself,” Morris said.