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How to get a job in the Medical Marijuana Industry

Finding MMJ Jobs – Is Moving To A Med State The Way To GrOw In A Down Economy?

If you have been looking for a job that can generate a TON of cash and is just starting its UP swing then you need to look into the medical marijuana job field. For those of you in states where medical marijuana is not currently legal now is the time to start your move and cash in on some of that green yourself.


Each month there are new dispensaries, collectives and delivery services popping up and with each new club comes new job openings that will need mmj card carrying patients filling. Maybe you will be one of the smart ones making the move and lucky enough to land that dream “green” job of a lifetime.

Is There Really That Many Jobs Available In The Marijuana Industry?

There are actually new mmj jobs popping up all the time as the legalization and complete decriminalization continues the way it is heading. If you currently live in a non med friendly state it is actually a great idea to get moving to one now because the industry is BOOMING. What this can also do for your current Non med friendly state is show them a loss in revenue due to people LEAVING the state for a greener and friendlier state like California for example.

Right now there are so many collectives up and down California that need medical marijuana patients just like for various jobs including security, secretary, tax / payroll, budtending, edible maker, growers, concentrate creator, delivery drivers, advertising, sales and marketing, hiring and management.

If you have management experience and a mmj card for example you could end up being a collective manager and pull in SOLID income which varies from collective to collective but it can average around $4,000 a month depending on the job you do and how the collective performs for the patients.

Which Jobs Are Easiest For Those Brand New To The Industry?

If you are a brand new patient who has never grown before and has little to no knowledge of marijuana there are a few great jobs that are perfect for you to get AND pay great. In many cities within California there are a ton of patients and collectives who need patients like you for trimming jobs as well as delivery services. Most times you can end up making $30+ an hour doing deliveries which is a beneficial job being able to provide patients their meds when they are not capable to do so on their own.

Along with the delivery job, trimmers can end up with more work that they want especially once they get the hang of trimming and get it DOWN and fast. There are many trimmers who travel up and down the med states helping fellow patients clean up their grows and trim their buds. Many can average $300 a week and most include free meds, food, place to crash and anything else to keep them motivated.

Trimming can be a tiring job and while it seems easy just wait until you have been sitting for 8 hours and “scissor hash fingers” LOL and while it does sound tasty ( medically of course ) it can get tiring especially for patients who have arthritis or other ailment that might make extended sitting or using scissors difficult.

Is It Hard To Find MMJ Jobs When You Are New To The Area?

If you are wanting to get into trimming with a grower and are new to the area it MIGHT work however trust especially with big trimming jobs is very important and some tend to only work with locals. Now due to the med cards that all legal patients can possess this “trust issue” isn’t as much an issue anymore especially when growers can verify you, your card and your story.

There is plenty of reason to move to a med state especially if you can get a medical marijuana card and get working in the mmj industry. If you look in forums they will say that California is all filled up and that is only to keep all the out of staters from cashing in or making them have to UP their game or lower their donation prices.

Since everything is now on the up and up in the med states the shady side of growing, trim jobs and everything related has been removed. People can now move into mmj friendly states and counties and GET PAID to help grow, trim buds, deliver the meds to patients among many other duties that need to be done on a daily basis.

As the med scene gets larger there will be a need for MORE patients to fill all of the positions. The best part is that the pay usually starts at $10 an hour but most times will include weekly medicine and other perks included as compensation for their time. The pay is great and anytime where you can go to work without having to deal with random drug tests or other hoop most other jobs make you jump through.

Where Should I Look For 420 Related Jobs?

There are actually plenty of great medical marijuana job sites available including thcjobs.com for example which allow both those looking for mmj jobs as well as those hiring to post their mmj listings. Besides mmj job sites there are plenty of marijuana related jobs posted in local craigslist listings including collective positions and even trimming jobs for legal mmj patients.

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  • eric July 6, 2016, 3:55 pm

    Caught growing illegally in ga. Was a email inodoro grow. Felony though here in ga.

  • Mateo June 20, 2016, 1:30 am

    Hi there,

    Sunrise Green Valley Technology Co. is looking for a professional concentrate creator who wants to accompany our team in California from July 16th to July 24th and to fill our extraction technician position during the High Times Oil & Art Exhibition. You are able to produce solvent extracts and produce high quality cannabis concentrate products.

  • Latoya olson June 11, 2016, 8:00 am

    I’m am interested in obtaining work in the new Mexico canvas industry is there anyone hiring in New Mexico?

  • Mike May 6, 2016, 11:48 pm

    Hey, whats up i’m Mike. I just recently moved to the LA area and looking for work. I have done trimming before just looking to make extra money

  • Daniel April 15, 2016, 11:59 am

    I am looking to get a job as a greater Sacramento area. I live in West Sacramento, I had been working for a cab company known as A&B Taxi in Davis, CA. The owner never paid me for credit card transactions and only let me keep the cash. Now he fired me for a very orchestrated event that seemed as though was setup, now he will not respond to my requests to settle this payment amount that is owed, I am completely devastated as I had been smoking for several months trying to combat the stress this was putting on me from being lied to and not paid for work that was done for 2 years now. I am in desperate need to find a source of income.

  • ryan day March 7, 2016, 7:59 am

    Hi name is Ryan a friend I from the UK are interested in finding a job in the Marijuana industry, as paid trimmers in the states of California or Colorado. I would love to hear any words of advice or links for potential opportunities. Thanks Ryan.

  • Harley March 6, 2016, 12:13 pm

    Been jobless for 3 years now. left vermont to better my life….please help!

    • Harley March 6, 2016, 12:14 pm

      I’m 23 years old….been smoking buds since 9 and growing since i was 15…..I’d like to join a legal opp

  • Tony February 9, 2016, 11:12 am

    Hello guys I live in palm springs California and I am looking to work and the marijuana industry and I am open to any position send me a email if u guys have any work out here

  • cord January 28, 2016, 1:32 pm

    Im from idaho looking to move to a greener state. I had back surgery years ago and all the doctors seemed to do with the limitations they had was proscribe me highly addictive pills for 5 different issues that one bud could have cured. Im 28 and ready to help people in a field of work i could only dream of here in idaho, i know first hand the benefits of medical marijuana as well as the harsh truth about pharmaceuticals. I would love nothing more than to help out this life changing life saving cause in any way possible … thank you

  • Brandon December 8, 2015, 8:42 am

    My company Green Scene Marketing is looking for a few people to join our staff in Los Angeles. We are looking to hire 15 people over the next 3 months. Please apply online here: http://greenscenemarketing.com/jobs

  • Keven Smith December 2, 2015, 11:16 am

    I am a veteran who is disabled and looking for a job in MMJ. I have years of retail mgt experience along with a BA in business and duel assoc. degrees in Pastry arts and culinary arts. I have problems with arthritis and severe joint pain which is why I have my Michigan medical card. Any information and help that could be afforded to me would be greatly appreciated.

  • Uriel December 2, 2015, 12:10 am

    I live in San Diego anybody know of job opening? 🙂

    • david March 8, 2016, 9:35 pm

      I am a grower in Ramona, Ca, which is approximately 35 miles from San Diego. We have an ongoing need for a full time position for a trimmer. Lodging negotiable. Looking for reliability, experience, quality and trustworthiness. We anticipate needing to fill this position in the next few weeks. 760-684-0187

  • jplank November 23, 2015, 7:40 am

    Im looking for a growing job ive been soing top shelf indoor for about 3years

  • Evan November 15, 2015, 4:10 pm

    Looking for a job in nys near Spingwater NY up to 45 miles away willing to move. Please email me thank you

  • Mike K November 13, 2015, 9:01 am

    Looking for work in portland Oregon area, trimming or havesting help. Looking to
    Learn the industry.
    Hope to hear from someone!

  • Naoko November 4, 2015, 3:34 am

    I am currently looking for a trimming job in Northern California. I am experienced and I am willing to volunteer for a while till they find me useful! PLease message me. Thanks.

  • Andrew S. November 3, 2015, 10:44 pm

    I am currently living in Wildwood, New Jersey. If I was offered any type of employment from a dispensary, I would be willing to move to you, or your state. The marijuana industry has always intrested me. Also congrats to the entire West Coast, legalizing medical marijuana. It is a proven fact that wealth will come to a state with legalized cannabis. Colorado and Washington has proven this. Crime rate dropped dramatically, taxing the marijuana for your state’s currency. With Chris Christie as NJ’s governor, I honestly do not see legalization of marijuana until he leaves office in 2017. Also, New Jersey had the highest polls for Recreational use out of any other state. I am looking for any type of work in any dispensary. I am available everday out the week, and can negotiate an hourly wage. Average is $30 an hour for Trimming/Harvesting. You can contact me at a-sickler@comcast.net.

    Thank you tor your time.

    Sincerely,
    Andrew S.

  • Renee medina October 31, 2015, 2:34 pm

    I need a weed job or trimING. Please in the bayarea

  • Jeff October 16, 2015, 8:30 am

    Looking for trimmer or Budtender position in denver area . Took intro to trim class

  • Shawndra Lynn October 10, 2015, 9:27 am

    To whom it may concern,
    My name is Shawndra Lynn. I’m writing to you to ask about work in Washington state. My daughter is moving there next year and I would like to get set up for them to have a home base and I’m just ending a divorce- this would be a great opportunity for me to start over and I Would love to know if I could bring my dog with till I can afford to rent a place near by? She’s a half blue feeler half rot. She’s so friendly she would probably become a favorite … But not sure if that’s allowed. Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Always,
    Shawndra

  • Big Lloyd October 9, 2015, 8:56 am

    Looking for dispensary or trimming job in Bakersfield

  • morgan maginnis October 8, 2015, 3:47 pm

    Seeking a bud tending or trimiming position. I am 27,female, and have experience in customer service, retail, and management. I work well with others, learn quickly, and have a overall respect and love for weed. I have a medical maijuana liscence, as well as a California state drIvers liscence. I live in the Thousand Oaks area, but am willing to commute for the right job.

  • brandon October 6, 2015, 11:35 pm

    Need a job in the marijuana medical field asap … Coming from Florida looking to help out somebody’s business

  • carla September 27, 2015, 10:24 am

    lookin for a career in the cannababis. business in sacramento been in the retail industry for the last 17 years providing excellent customer service. just fired for testing positive for thc. i was devestated. i

  • michelle September 19, 2015, 5:28 pm

    Looking for a job cashier or customer service and a willing to train for bud trimmers.

  • Nguyen , Tung k September 17, 2015, 2:27 pm

    Ian now working as medical marijuana professional trimmer in North California. Would you telling me how do I can get Trimmer jobs in Los Angeles area

  • Kathy Glenn September 16, 2015, 11:02 pm

    I am looking to change jobs. I have been in the nursing field for 10 years and would like to find something different. Are there any medical marijuana jobs open in Tucson Arizona that might work for me?

  • fredy September 10, 2015, 12:23 am

    I’m looking for a job In trimming in Washington Asap

  • seth perkins September 6, 2015, 11:49 am

    I am looking to move to California and looking for a trimming job,, willing to travel up and down California trimming for whoever!! Please help me as I am a veteran,,, and recently detoxed off of methadone ( I was hit by a train when I was a teenager,) so needless to say.. I NEED to move to California, for my pain, and want a job helping others like me,, and I want to work in a field that I am so passionate about and that is cannabis….And my ultimate goal would have the means to move my autistic son out there with me!!! Please if you can,, help me,,
    Sincerely,
    Seth Perkins

  • Janis mounger August 13, 2015, 6:19 am

    I’d like to know if anyone knows of a delivery job in Tucson Arizona?

  • Kawika July 27, 2015, 7:54 pm

    Im trying to get a job working for washington state trimming there pot. Any one with details can msg me and lmk.

  • horace July 24, 2015, 10:32 am

    I’m an certified electrician and would offer my services from the many grow sites I’ve helped. Indoor HID, LED. Outdoor 20 foot trees from compost of donkey , goat and bird dong. Mixed with my secret soil blend. AAA grade results.

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