The legal marijuana industry is blossoming. The growth and expansion is being compared to the dotcom boom. One of the most recent predictions is that more jobs will be created in legal cannabis than in manufacturing in the next 3 years. This is a particularly exciting time for people wanting to work in the industry, and there a variety of jobs that need to be done. Here are a few of the best paying jobs in the legal pot industry.
1) Marijuana Sales Representatives
Reps in legal marijuana sales work just like reps in any other industry. The sales reps jobs entail for going to different stores and dispensaries and building business relationships between them and growers. The reps need to be knowledgeable about all aspects of the business from the products to any and all regulations. A huge percentage of a sales rep salary derives from commission in a traditional industry. Also, there’s no reason the legal marijuana industry should be any different, there’s a ton of moneymaking opportunities for someone who’s a talented sales rep.
2) Dispensary Owners
The job of dispensary owner differs from that of store manager in a lot of ways. The laws around marijuana differ by state, and dispensaries operate in places where pot is legal for medical purposes but not recreational. The owners have an obligation to remain current with the laws and abide by them to a T. On top of that, they must fulfill the responsibilities of running a business. Dispensary owners can earn up to $100,000 as compensation for their efforts, also taking into consideration the dispensary is successful.
3) Grow Masters
Master growers might be the most south after and desired profession in the legal marijuana industry. Their job entails cultivating the strains of cannabis plants, which will be sold to clients at a later time. The top master growers are currently in high-demand. Right now they can currently earn over $100,000 per year.
“It’s a pretty specific skill set,” Derek Peterson, CEO of the cannabis company Terra Tech Corp reported to Forbes, “and over time I expect the recreational marijuana will shape up with celebrity cultivators like celebrity chefs.”