Top 5 Jobs in The Cannabis Industry


Many people smoke it for fun, but many others are really passionate about marijuana. If you meet them, they will not hesitate to talk to you about all things related to cannabis. They will tell you about the positive effects of marijuana, why it should be legalized and how so many people are working in the cannabis industry. They might actually themselves be working in the cannabis industry or are seeking to start a job. 

There are many opportunities for jobs in the cannabis industry, and there are some surprising facts about it. The demand for cannabis jobs has grown by 76% in 2019, especially since cannabis jobs pay about 11% more than the U.S. median salary.

Moreover, the legal marijuana industry’s economic impact in the U.S. was between $20 billion and $23 billion in 2017. And the economic impact could reach as high as $77 billion by 2022.

If you are an individual looking for cannabis jobs or an employer looking for employees in the cannabis industry High Maintenance Trim is a great platform that has helped many people find their preferred jobs in the cannabis industry and has helped many cannabis companies fin their employees.

Now, let’s take a look at the five best jobs in the cannabis industry.

  1. Budtender

The budtender role in the cannabis industry is similar to the bartender role in the alcohol industry. A budtender is the first face the customer sees when entering the dispensary. It is a role that requires good listening, customer service and sales skills. Also, the most crucial aspect of this role is knowledge about cannabis strains. If you take this role, you must be able to know the differences between Sativa, Indica, and hybrid strains. And you have to be able to explain to someone how different levels or combinations of THC and CBD might affect them.

  1. Store manager

Becoming a cannabis store manager is another great option. Many stores out there make millions in sales, and they need managers. Many of these stores give bonuses based on their sales, which can be very profitable. Except for bonuses, store managers get other benefits also such as vacation pay and health insurance, just like other regular jobs.

  1. Master grower

Without the cultivation of marijuana plants, the cannabis industry wouldn’t exist. Mater growers are the ones who cultivate the plants. Becoming a master growth requires a horticulture background as it is necessary to be familiar with planting, cloning, crop nutrition, pest management and grow-house technology. Also, management skills are required as a master grower will have to manage a team of growers.

  1. Trimmer

Trimer is an entry-level cannabis job. Trimming includes removing buds from the stems of harvested marijuana plants and trimming off the largest leaves on those buds so that they have good visual appeal. This job requires speed, precision, and a careful approach that minimizes waste. Starting as a trimmer is a great choice as it leads the way to become a master grower since you will have to work directly with plants and will be able to understand things closer.

  1. Extractor

This is a highly competitive, high-paying job, but it has its own risks. An extractor is accountable for making marijuana concentrates or products over different chemical processes. Most of the extractors normally have a background working in a cannabis extraction lab for many years, and most also have a degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. Experience extractors for larger companies can make upwards of $180,000/year!


These five are just some of the cannabis jobs, as there are many more out there. If you have skills in customer service, sales, management, horticulture combining them with cannabis passion and knowledge can create new employment opportunities for you. Cannabis marketing is also expanding, and there are numerous in this aspect of the industry too.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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