Face it, not even with full legalization can you expect to hang on to your stash if you want a job in saving lives, guarding the border, or playing in the NFL. When you’re impaired by marijuana, you’re less likely to be able to evade a disaster. This is exactly why you don’t want a stoned paramedic to show up at a crash site. But if you’re the kind of risk-averse individual who doesn’t want to choose between a love for Mary Jane and a stable paycheck, then why not look for a job in the industry? I consulted Cannabis At Work for the three best chill jobs in the weed industry right now.
Dispensary Social Media & Marketing Manager
Are you detail-oriented? Can you schedule posts, generate engaging social content, and get some Reddit and blog buzz? Marijuana-based content is a little trickier to market, so you need to know the rules. But if you’re a natural social media butterfly, then this job should be a cinch.
Landing the job: Make sure you have proof of building followerships, either personal accounts or that of a business. And put in some hours learning the major enterprise automation tools, so you can boast some experience on the technology they’re most likely using.
Producer Customer Care
This position is about way more than being a budtender. The competition within the cannabis space seems to be increasing at a constant rate. Holding on to customers with excellent products and care will be crucial. Sophisticated marijuana companies are looking for loyal employees who are going to deliver outstanding service. This could include helping customers through the process of obtaining their medical document, becoming a registered client, helping them select the product, and making the experience pleasant and productive one.
Landing the job: Learn the regulations behind producing and selling marijuana. In Canada, that means turning to Health Canada and Bill C-45 for the full list of rules and regulations.
Cannabis group fitness instructor
Weed may be the best thing since Lululemon to come into the lives of fitness enthusiasts. Whether it’s avid trail runners or the lunch break yogis, cannabis can complement an active lifestyle. If you’re a personal trainer, coach, or instructor looking to put a unique edge on your services, maybe you should think about adding bud to your practice.
Landing the job: A certification in your chosen fitness method is a must. Then, consider having one of your lessons captured on video to show the fitness studios your approach.