While the minimum wage debate rages on across America, there is a growing trend of marijuana-based job opportunities and advertisements for them. Everything from bud pickers, to grow room rentals, to clinics seeking qualified medical marijuana doctors and receptionists, are being offered on your local Craiglslist and elsewhere.
Employment opportunities in marijuana’s private sector are to be taken quite seriously, in a land where hotel maids and burger flippers have to fight to earn a living wage and millions of people work full time, yet live below the poverty line.
A recently posted Denver, Colorado Craigslist ad for hiring marijuana trimmers and harvesters offered $12 – $15 per hour, while in Palm Beach County, Florida, an ad was placed for a lead generator (i.e., earn $20 – $30 per hour by getting leads for a medical marijuana clinic), with no experience necessary.While HIGH TIMES magazine was the first periodical of its kind, dedicated to a love of all things mary jane, copy cats such as Marijuana Venture have crawled out of the woodwork to capitalize on a no-longer taboo marketplace.Forty-three years after our first publication, a market oversaturated by bandwagoneers and newer websites, such as 420 Careers and Cannajobs, have cropped up—specifically to offer career listings.
Marijuana-friendly career and goal oriented individuals can openly seek supportive places to work in an ever-growing and no longer hidden community.Some of the jobs are a little out of the ordinary, but that’s probably what draws many previously considered counter-culture workers to cannabis jobs.
Whether they have worked with marijuana in the black market, or just want an alternative to the standard cubicle job, or even worse, the new open office (read: lack of privacy) trend, thousands are trying to get in where they fit in.
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