Though weed tourism hasn’t taken off yet, companies in the US start trying their luck in this sector. Their business consists in offering guided tours where tourists and visitors are shown everything about the local cannabis culture, from a marijuana crop to a medical dispensary or a factory that processes buds into different products. So, just as people usually visit vine cellars, they could also explore marijuana warehouses, tasting included.
As is well known, light is vital for cannabis cultivation. That’s why the sector of artificial lighting for greenhouses or indoor crops could benefit tremendously from the increase in cannabis consumption. Discovering the characteristics lights or lamps should present in order to increase the plants’ yields will be the task of new experts, who will require engineering training specialised in lighting and some knowledge in cannabis botany for a better understanding of the light’s effect on the plants.
Like every expanding business, the cannabis industry will need sale representatives who will be responsible of visiting shops, dispensaries and other related establishments in order to present and sell their products there. These professionals have to be well informed about everything connected to the business: From the products they offer to the existing regulations in each area. A high percentage of their salaries usually consists of commissions, that is to say, the more talented the worker is and the more cannabis products he sells, the more he’ll earn.
The cannabis sector is booming in the US. According to a report by The New Frontier, the US market for legal marijuana will create more than 250,000 jobs until 2020, if not more, as this study doesn’t take into account possible legislative changes that could lead to more legalization still. Besides tens of thousands of job opportunities, this will also bring million-dollar gains and an increase in tax revenue that’ll contribute much to the economic growth of towns and cities.
This way, the cannabis industry can offer plenty of new job opportunities to different professionals who want to make marijuana their life style too. The only missing link to fully close this circle of professional investment are the financial institutions, which still seem quite reluctant to join the sector. For you see: There are more than enough job opportunities.
It takes broad and detailed knowledge of the marijuana plant and its cultivation to produce the best harvests in terms of yields and quality. As more companies are expected to come into play in 2017, more marijuana crops will be necessary to meet the customer’s demand. The selection of the best strains for commercial purposes will be a decisive differentiating mark from competition. In the US, selling marijuana seeds requires federal authorization in order to be recognised as a legal activity, but in many European places, for example in Spain, it is perfectly permitted. So, if you’ve got some experience and pay attention to details, this will be a booming sector in the next years!
Besides, many of these services are carried out with sustainable means of transport, e. g. bikes or electric scooters, so they contribute even more to the community. Now, of course, the salary is not quite one of the best, though it can always be topped up with fees and tips.
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AgriEdge Specialist / Grower Representative
Proven work experience as an account executive or sales representative. Experience in alcohol or pharmaceutical sales is preferred.
Perform all cultivation tracking and recordkeeping functions within the seed to sale system remaining in compliance with all state rules and regulations.
Experience in METRC seed-to-sale software program preferred. Specific experience in cannabis cultivation/manufacturing operations strongly preferred.