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 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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  • Andrew P June 26, 2015, 4:07 pm

    A lot of the content in this article is false. If you’re looking for a job in the marijuana industry, you already need to have connections to receive and retain the job. If you don’t – I’m saying this from experience – you will not land a job. There is still too much corruption and negligence in the Marijuana industry to land a safe and reliable position. Look else where.

  • Matt F June 12, 2015, 3:05 pm

    I am a medical card holder and PPL holder in New Mexico. 8 years of cultivation experience. Advanced Strain Knowledge and experience with multi 600 and 1000 watt systems. currently looking for work in abq or santa fe. contact me at if you’re looking to hire!

  • Paola June 11, 2015, 1:49 pm

    I have worked as a trimmer in Italy and Switzland and I’m looking for a job like trimmer as soon as possible.
    If you have any suggestions for me please let me know.

  • maurice p martini April 17, 2015, 3:44 am

    i would love start a new carer in the marijuana business i have 35 years experience smoking the best marijuana in the world

  • Mike Heintzelman March 31, 2015, 10:50 am

    I Have my mmj card and want to get in the business. Does a felony mean I cant? I have a dealing a controlled substance in 1993 and poss in 2005. Does this mean I cant grow?

  • Mike W March 29, 2015, 2:58 am

    I have nearly 30 years of distribution, transportation and logistic management experience. I would love to work in this industry. I really believe in the medical, as well as the recreational uses of the product. I don’t know how to grow or trim it but I am confident I can receive, inventory, warehouse and ship it. I will relocate, Virgina may be close to DC but it’s a world apart.
    I want to be a part of this great opportunity! Please contact me for resume.


  • Mike C March 20, 2015, 6:35 am

    N.C. is likely to approved medical. How far are you from Charlotte?

  • Reginald Poindexter February 20, 2015, 3:18 pm

    I live in Detroit Michigan I’m interested in working at a dispensary I have my marihuana card I’m completely legal & trustworthy if there’s any one looking for a good guy to work for you contact me my name is Reginald Poindexter I would love this opportunity & will work to my best ability

  • Anthony Garcia January 11, 2015, 7:30 pm

    My name is in live in n.m,I have been here all my life. My son 28years old,he lives in L.A.and it’s time for a change.

  • JAY ALLEN December 8, 2014, 5:36 pm

    I would love to land a job in this exciting new industry. I currently work as a class a cdl driver for a bulk carrier. I have a strong passion for the culinary arts and I have built my own food truck business that lasted close to nine years. I have also worked in some very interesting fields. I worked as a chef on commercial fishing boats, chef on aircraft carrier,deckhand on a lobster boat, celltower climber and i also have run my own tree service. I see myself running a edibles commercial kitchen. I currently live in CT but will relocate to get some experience in this industry. I will start editing my resume so I can land a job as soon as possible. Thank you for your time. If I sound like a fit for somebodies operation big or small I would love to hear from you. 860-841-1525 Thanks again

  • Jones October 12, 2014, 4:18 pm

    I was looking for a job in medical marijuana trimming. I can operate industrial automated trimming machines which can be used to trim marijuana,cannabis buds. I’m expert in Cpro,EZ and stilth trimmer. I will follow your instruction to get a job quickly and hope this will help me to get the job.

    I live in Vancouver, Canada. If anybody can give me a job then please reply to this message.

  • Neil Pincus October 10, 2014, 12:07 pm

    I am in need of a change…I am leaving Florida for California and am available for work any time any day…I am available 24/7…..and meet all the requirements to be a good trimmer. I am loyal a team player and a good/hard worker… won`t be sorry if you hire me

  • Caleb October 9, 2014, 7:39 pm

    hello my name is Caleb and i currently live in Florida i was wondering if there is anyone looking to higher a 22 year old who is a hard worker(also fast and precise for the big jobs) willing too move

  • mike September 27, 2014, 11:54 am

    I’m looking for somebody to give me a chance to move and get into the industry. I’m 30 years old and willing to move wherever the job maybe I’m a hard worker and I would appreciate a chance to work. email me and I will explain more, thanks.

  • ABNRanger September 17, 2014, 1:35 pm

    Im a former Airborne Ranger looking for trimming work in the Northern CA area, i can be anywhere u need me and i open for hours, im a very hard worker and i have other skills that could come in handy for you…. Im looking for a trimmers job in about a week anywhere in Northern CA … please contact if you are looking for someone

  • Margaret September 9, 2014, 1:58 am

    I live in the Sacramento area, I am looking to get into the business, trimming or budtending, I am 49 years old, clean background no felonies, dependable and willing to drive up to two hours for a job. Please contact me at my email address

  • Mona August 24, 2014, 3:01 am

    Hi I have experience this year I work but I do not like the person who bring me to work she treat me so bad. I am a trimmer looking for job

  • Amy August 11, 2014, 7:47 am

    Living in Washington state. have green card and plenty of experience growing outdoor amd trimming. Also have several references Ready for hard work good pay and to meet others as passionate about life and herb. thanks for ur consideration!

  • mike July 30, 2014, 2:51 am

    Im very passionate about God’s green gift to us. Between all my years of trials and eras i have gotten it down now. Was hard getting ph right, right foods, lighting. Ventilation,etc. I know quite a bit bout the industry. I don’t have work experience this field but have 10 years customer service n manager skills with a moving company. This though has always been my passion n would really like to help make people better. Thank you for your time

  • Lori N. Hynes June 25, 2014, 1:16 pm

    Good morning, I am a medical marjuana patient & I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.. I am desperately trying to find a place where I can purchase some “Marjuana Trim” to male into butter / making my own etabiles.. Please help direct me to a place where I can buy some.. Thank you very much

  • H. Reimers June 22, 2014, 9:57 am

    Currently in Denver, near the downtown area. I have my MMED Support badge already. I am a newcomer to the industry and am a great investment for any employer. I learn fast, am dependable, trustworthy and ethical and always on time. I have excellent customer service background and management experience but willing to do any task. Please reply with your email and I will send you a resume if you are interested.

  • lala June 21, 2014, 7:01 pm

    hi! currently unemployed. lots o exp. in l.a. ca area..experienced serious responses only please.

  • susan June 17, 2014, 11:17 pm

    I live in Florida and i am interested in getting a job in the medical marijuana business. Can anyone please tell me how and where to start.
    Thank You

  • Caitlin Veal June 6, 2014, 11:25 pm

    I live in CO and Im trying to figure out how to get my foot in the door at any despensary. I have over 7 years of customer service experience (very little experience in the mj industry but Im a fast learner). Im not willing to relocate (way too poor for that) and I do not have my license or medical card. Can anyone help me along in the process? If you would like to see my resume please ask. (Serious inquiries only please)
    Thank you!!

  • travis June 4, 2014, 3:08 pm

    hello i live in michigan and i am currently looking to get into the marijuana business, i have a current medical card that i can verify. im willing to relocate depending on the work i would be doing, im very passionate about the business and have growing for around 4 years now steady. if anyone knows where i can find any marijuana jobs that would be great if you could email me or just reply below. thanks

  • Michael Jenkins February 5, 2014, 4:27 pm

    I currently live in a non medical state but I have quite a few grows under my belt. I’m knowledgable with hydroponics, I know about ph, ppms, ecs, flora series, etc. I have a college degree and I am disabled vet. Not so disabled that I can’t do anything, for the most part I’m fine just a bit of a back problem. I am knowledgeable about lighting i.e. HPS and MH lights, ballasts etc. I have studied and read several books about cultivation, strains, I know the difference between C. Sativa, C. Indica, C. Ruderalis and hybrids. I know about light schedules for the vegetation cycle and the bloom cycle. I know about SOG, SCROG, Topping, LST etc. I know how to make canna butter for edibles. I know how to make dry ice hash or cold water extraction. I know about cloning, pest, mold, and fungus control. There isn’t much I don’t know about the subject of cannabis.

    • chas May 22, 2014, 10:32 pm

      please send me a resume..would you relocate to florida…


  • Josh E January 20, 2014, 3:04 am

    I live in Oakland and I’m looking for work trimming. I recent worked harvest in Humboldt and would love to hook up with a local operation. I know we’ve got a lot going on here and just need a connection or two. References and all.

  • Wayne January 15, 2014, 9:01 am

    Indoor high end – organic only – cloner, grower, trimmer. Have my own trimming machine (wet or dry around 5 lbs. a day). $35 an hour (maximum 8-hours a day. I do not work Sabbaths. You have to provide decent housing which can be taken out of wages. 66-years old. Will not work with stupid people.

    I will not transport products. I will not a grade product or buy. I have older equipment and 10-1,000 lights. Equipment is more of a pain in the ass to move because of the weight. People go to jail by not paying taxes or stealing electrical power. Records need to be kept. With 72-legal plants one can make over $300,000 a year. Then you start taking off the expenses.

    Start up cost $25,000 + equipment and need healthy clones that have just . . . rooted out of the cube. I have my own way of growing roots for maximum growth volume. Electrical power has to be less than .19-cents per KW. Commercial electrical prices. Looking at Colorado.

    • JOSH May 24, 2015, 3:24 pm


  • JAKE D January 4, 2014, 3:49 pm

    I live in MO ive worked at my current job for 18 yrs as a landscaper and im only 33 .I stick with what I do because im good at it and I make my boss money….ive always wanted to grow but never have because of the risk but I love to smoke .ive grown just about everything but that and would love to find a MMJ and put my GREENTHUMB to good use..times are a changing and I would love to be part history
    JAKE D

  • Stephen Murphy December 11, 2013, 10:21 pm

    Hi, I have always had a passion for all gardening. I love preparing my garden every summer. I have been doing it since I was 19, I am now 26. I am very educated in Marijuana botany. I am experience in all fields of growing, cultivating, extracts, edibles, and some of the business side too. I live in Springfield, IL and I would be willing to relocate. As of January 1,2014 the medical business will start booming. So if you are looking for a hard working, honest and trustworthy team player to help build your business. Email me and I would like to see any job offers you may have available. any feedback would be appreciated thanks and grow big or go home.

    • chas May 22, 2014, 10:34 pm

      Please send me a resume..job in Florida. thanks Chas

      • John June 13, 2014, 3:07 pm

        Hey Chas, I’m in FL and would love to talk. I have over twenty years of executive level experience in the medical field. How do I get a hold of you?


      • Stephanie September 27, 2014, 12:56 am

        Hi Chas,

        I’ve been a Registered Nurse for over 14 years and am currently licensed in FLorida and Illinois. I would love to find out what opportunities you have that I might be able to use my skills and experience to pursue a career in the cannabis industry. Not only do I have nursing background, but I also have college education in Graphic Design/Web design and content management, social media SEO, marketing, etc. Let me know how I can get in touch with you!


  • Kurt Lindberg November 25, 2013, 1:49 pm

    Very interested in trying to get my foot in the door anywhere in the marijuana industry. I live in PA and every year I enjoy tending to my garden. I’ve been very successful growing organic here and would like to further educate myself in the field, only problem is the lack of schooling and training here in pa. If there is anyone out there in any state that needs help growing, trimming, distribution sales, delivering, or anything related to industry please email me ( I’m willing to dedicate all my time and effort into furthering my skills, benefitting both myself and my employer!

  • william tomlinson September 25, 2013, 12:23 pm

    I live in pa want to move to California and find work with weed can anybody help me don’t know where to move that would be best area. if somebody could contact me with work in mind that would be great

    • Malaika December 3, 2014, 11:38 am

      Please call Malaika 510-771-7405
      Where r u originally from?

  • Damien Farry September 13, 2013, 12:22 am


    I’m looking to get into this business. I don’t really have experience growing the plants themselves yet but I do have an impressive Green Thumb. Most likely all those years of saving my mother’s household plants.

    I would love to get into a state that has it legal for medical or all around and start helping out some communities. I don’t know how to go about this entirely though and would love some help.

    Please if you have any ideas let me know.

    Thank you,

    Damien Farry

  • Shariff McCollum August 15, 2013, 8:33 pm

    im 18 going on 19, and i have seeds. I live in New jersey and was looking for a job that pertaines to marijuana growth ect.please contact me if this is all true. I have way more money making ideas in mind besides marijuana as well. (Fashion wise)

  • priscilla August 5, 2013, 9:14 pm

    Hi im trying to find info on how to start my own business in the medical marijuana industry. Do you know how I can get started?

  • chanise July 5, 2013, 1:02 am

    Mayne weed is great i would love to basically work with weed. I stay in vicksburg ms though so it isn’t legal here.

  • J Roberts June 21, 2013, 10:08 pm

    My back ground is Supply Chain, for manufacturing and wondering if there would be a position where I could apply my skill sets onto a company that needed my buying experiences of years to a new position for myself.


  • Siriandil June 11, 2013, 2:35 pm

    Hi, I’m a student in Albuquerque, NM looking for part time work in the business. Would love to get more involved and help out if anyone knows of some job openings.

  • Justin Bowers June 2, 2013, 8:47 pm

    Im a 27 year old male looking to work as a 215 trimmer. I love nature and I have a green thumb. I have a garden that does real well. I will work in any state. email me if you would like to ask me any questions.

  • beth March 18, 2013, 6:09 pm

    I have a always been in retail sale and i enjoy making a sale and love the custmer I do want to help them find what they dont need but cant live with out ! But now its time for me to make some changes in my line of work. can you help me or wish me luck. thanks

  • Luis espinoza March 18, 2013, 5:04 am

    I live in north county san diego,beautiful city of san marcos and im unemployed,i barely smoke bud do to money problems,so if anyone can help me with an opportunity in employment ill help with watever help u need thank you

    • Eli August 13, 2013, 3:57 am

      Did anyone get back to you? I’m looking for the same type of job.

  • mark March 17, 2013, 4:36 pm

    Hello I live in maryland will move I’m looking in get a mmj job?can you help me

  • P Larrain March 6, 2013, 5:58 pm

    I live in CO and need to make an appt to get my badge to work in the dispensaries. Where do I get that appt to be certified or legal to work in the dispensaries? I have my mmj card already. Thanks.

  • mike d December 16, 2012, 9:41 pm

    It is my dream to what i love and something i am realy good at.I live in a ghost town there is nothing for my family here.And also live in a non medical state.I still family deserves better. I am very trust worthy n.c will not legalize it for a while bible belt HELP thanks for your time peace merry christmas!!!!

  • Nathan October 6, 2012, 9:41 pm

    Do you have to have a med card to work in this field?

  • Benjamin Hatfield September 30, 2012, 2:17 am

    I am interested in what the jobs are like as far as the marijuana industry goes. Can you please get back with me as soon as possible.

    B. Hatfield

  • Daylin Gregory September 16, 2012, 3:33 am

    I would like to enquire for any mmj job have a good knowledge of marijuana strains from sativas to indicas have a real passion for marijuana especially if it is to help a patient i also grow backyard crops for my own personal medical symptoms unfortunately in south africa it is illegal and like to do iit legally

  • Richard Runyon August 30, 2012, 12:10 am

    hi. I love this plant, i beleve that this plant can help alot of people. Iv always love the industry and its a great passion of mine. I do not live in a mmj freindly state. but i have always wanted to move and began to work in the mmj industry doing any thing i can. no its not just for the money but for the love of the plant and to help the people in need of this wonderful medicine. if you have any suggestions for me in getting started in the marijuana field please let me know. Its always has been a dream of mine to help in any way i can for this love of Marijuana.

  • Raymond August 26, 2012, 1:59 pm

    I am trying to get involved in the MMJ bizz, I am dedicated so what ever bricks i got to carry to get to the top i’ll start lifting…

  • robin sydenstricker August 6, 2012, 1:02 pm

    I live in Albuquerque, NM and I would like to find a job in the marijuana business. Any ideas where I can look for jobs posted? thanks

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