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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  • evagelia tsiouchliara September 13, 2017, 3:12 am

    I m from beautiful Greece and I m looking any jobs in this industry.
    I have experience in many fields. Me and my boyfriebd we are looking for a job.
    Please if anyone knows something , he can contact with us
    Thank you
    Love and Peace

    • Isabella G March 1, 2018, 11:02 am

      Hi, My Name is Bella Im currently living in a illegal marjaunna State My Family and I Soon Will be Relocating to California To Grow . We have no experience and is seeking employment and is willing to learn If anyone have info on job leads etc I really would appericate your help and concen

  • Mary E. Tatum June 22, 2017, 1:41 pm

    Dear Sir:
    I am seeking Bud-tender employment in this industry. Detroit MI is the city where I reside. Please contact me by email.

    • Jonathan Parsons April 8, 2018, 9:48 am

      I’m a caretaker of a private nursery specializing in genetics but i also have flower experience. I’m looking for a better paying job helping out or running a farm or nursery.

  • Nicholas M May 4, 2017, 7:39 pm

    Looking for a job ?? I am a grower and supplier in bulk. Hit me up 9162819308 to get your stuff send to you

    • Shawn Bass September 26, 2017, 8:42 am

      Im a young man whos looking to get in the marijuana business legally

      U can reach me at 6613774716

  • Nicholas April 24, 2017, 4:44 pm

    you need mmj job

  • bob the epileptic April 22, 2017, 3:14 pm

    It florida and it’s laws we voted on (thank you)being tied up. Is there anyplace I can sign up for any kind of this work. I was.diagnosed.with a non operable brain avm at 29 I’m now 40 two yers ago i.was diagnosed it ha epilepsy they have me on anti seizure MEsa which have been recalled for it destroying the human body so ujail it passes I don’t take nothing I also can’t work because no one will hire anyone with a brain problrm and epilepsy.I’d love to do anything in this industry from grow to prune to weigh and sell. I know florida will need a lot 9f workers is there anywhere I can apply now? Thank u

    • Nicholas April 24, 2017, 4:53 pm

      i need work

  • deven johnson March 29, 2017, 1:33 am

    Hello this is deven an I’m interested in being a trimmer but I’m only 16 ( turn 17 in June) live in Missouri an have my g.e.d. an was looking to move to a legal state to get a job anyone help?

  • Maxwell March 17, 2017, 8:50 pm

    Looking for a job as a cashier/ sales associate. I have 8 months of customer service experience and understand that the highest priority of a salesmen is customer satisfaction.

  • ellen sussman March 4, 2017, 5:54 pm

    I am an R.N. and an attorney. from San Diego. I am looking for a job in the M.J. industry. Any leads would be appreciated. dispensary, delivery , growing all considered

  • ellen sussman March 4, 2017, 5:52 pm

    I am an R.N. and an attorney. from San Diego. I am looking for a job in the M.J. industry. Any leads would be appreciated.

  • Josh February 2, 2017, 4:48 pm

    I am 20 years old, residing in Lake Forest, CA and currently looking to involve myself in the medical marijuana industry. I have been an MMJ patient for about a year, and respect the treatment and all that it does for people like me. lm looking more in the lines of delivery or budtender. Willing to put myself out there to enter the industry hope to hear back from someone. Thanks.

  • Katrina Pena January 3, 2017, 9:18 pm

    Trying to get my foot in the door in the medical marijuana business…looking for anything that would be offered for a beginner… trimmer training or any other training would be great

  • Art Zamorano December 20, 2016, 4:02 pm

    Been growing using Hydroponic System for 5 years. Good bud yields,but some small batches. Have growing exp.and will to learn more. Any place like this

    • Byron s stevens December 14, 2017, 8:29 am

      Im a 43 year,old male from nc i have 27 years,of growing experience indoors an out want to find a company with very large grows,understand all med canabis geows,ph kevels cloning everything plus concentrates

  • Marcella November 10, 2016, 8:17 pm

    I live in Oregon and looking for work in the MMJ field. I have no experience but I’m interested in learning EVERYTHING I can from the ground up as I would like to grow myself eventually. I am licensed in Oregon for security work and smoked marijuana throughout high school but that was years ago and I am not a user. So, yes, I’m very trustworthy and I’m very “hands on” when learning something new and VERY trainable and I’m not afraid of hard work!!! If there’s someone out there willing to provide on the job training, please give me a call and put me to work!!! Thank you so much.

  • cynthia Garcia October 12, 2016, 11:07 am

    Hello i live in California. i am interested in working at the dispensary where i usually go donate as they are currently hiring. My question is… i have No Previous experience whatsoever. how does someone start from bottom to get hired and what requirements are a MUST to work at a dispensary?

  • Eugene Jacob October 10, 2016, 10:52 am

    Hi I was wondering when are you guys going to have another class in Albuquerque New Mexico and if you do have one how much and will a financial aid cover the cost of the class

  • 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.

    • Russell November 9, 2016, 5:50 am

      I’m retired, single, with many skills. I live in Alaska and would like to work in the extraction side of the industry. I would like to find professional training which will allow me to pursue a carrier in Alaska. Thanks, Rus

    • Kalvin Sanchez November 15, 2016, 5:24 pm

      Contact me if you’re still looking for anyone. I’m interested

    • MICHAEL MCGLONE January 8, 2017, 2:56 pm

      I would love the opportunity to learn. I am 59 and have been around canabis all my life. Live in P.A.

  • 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?

  • Ryan norris May 28, 2016, 1:38 pm

    I live in mission valley/ san diego. Mmj patient moved here from wa state. Experiance in budtending, growing and concentrates. Knowledgeable in edibles,cbd etc. Looking for a full time job.

  • 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.

    • Koron Harris April 21, 2016, 8:07 am

      Hi, my name is Koron, I am 18. I have tons of volunteer background as well as employment history. I want to find a bud trimming job. I am planning on moving to California soon and I have always had a passion for marijuana. It has helped curb my anxiety disorder including hypochondria and depression and migranes. I have a great appreciaton for the plan and want to work hands on with it. Bud trimming is a job that I would stay up all night excited for. I would really like some help, recommendations or even a dispensary or job interested in having me. Thank you for your time.

  • KratomHappy April 14, 2016, 6:17 am

    thanks for this super informative article about how to get into the herbal medicine industry and get a job. alot of people are looking for this information =)

  • Gloria rosw5 April 2, 2016, 1:26 pm

    Looking for a hob in the marajauna businessin Albuquerquenew .ex.

    • Gloria rodriguez April 2, 2016, 1:31 pm

      Hi I live in Albuquerque new Mexico and am looking for a job in the Marajuana bussing ess. Bud tender….cashier…trimmmer….really anything!!!! Please help

  • 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:

  • 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

      • chris greene July 14, 2016, 9:54 pm

        Hi my nane is: Chris Greene I would like to first off be i hope not to be forward. PEOPLE SAY IM TO HONEST . I f you cant tell i cant spell. The truthe is Ihave 6 mtl. plates in my head . That has left mith what thay call a T.B.I. I am looking for a lodging job wile i go to school CA all I would need is a small shack .For me and my dog . Iwill be atending school to get my certeficate for training for our vetrines . I am takeing this journie from TN .Iam verry pationate about our veterans . I plan to prove to my state the benafits . this miracol drug in tbi pationts i am statring a reaserch program in NY THIS STUDIE ALONE IS OUR WAY TO FUTHER PROVE THE MEDICAL BENAFITS OF THE MMJ GOAL. DID I SAY FOR FREEEEE. LOL no realie this is a 3 year studie outpationt . I would like to ask for just the bear esentules .1 lodging for my dog and I 2. HELP THREW RESEARCHERS ON YOUR END. WITH MEDS i am not tryind to make a killing .just enouph for personal higean items cofffie suger creamer food cigs im not a needy man i feal what i make on the go fund me once i get it set up will take care of travel expinces ect .as part of my research i have started a face book where i jurnal if you can read it . it can tell more please ne mmj tittles . i whant my research to be clean of judge mentel posabilaties . for the first year of study. this is so there is a non biest study till the second half of study when i well come to yall THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME Chris Greene andShaggy MY MINATURE PINCHER / JACK RUSSEL FALLOW LIKE ASK QUESTIONS . GET IN VOLVED THANKS

  • 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

    Thank you tor your time.

    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

    • Amy April 11, 2016, 10:11 am

      Where did you take this 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.

  • 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,,
    Seth Perkins

    • deven johnson March 29, 2017, 1:35 am

      Right their with me please I need info on it

  • 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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