How to Find a High-Paying Job in the Cannabis Industry Without Alienating your Family and Friends



Marijuana legalization has created thousands of new jobs. At this time in American history, an economy based on growing, selling and using legal marijuana exists and is growing exponentially. In fact, the industry is developing at such a rapid pace that it’s hard to put a number on just how big it is or will become.  Some say, “the sky’s the limit.”

In the first two months after the legalization of cannabis in Colorado, the State generated $3.4 million in new tax revenues. As more states legalize cannabis, we could be looking at a $20 billion industry by 2018.  In the last two years, over 20,000 marijuana-industry jobs have been created in Colorado alone.  The California market is projected to be significantly larger.

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Companies are on a mission to make the use marijuana products and the various medicinal benefits more accepted in with the general public. There are fantastic career opportunities available in this super fast growing industry.  Thousands of new jobs are created related to the industry daily.   Just think about it.  It takes about 250 people, working 8-hour days to grow approximately 20,000 kg of cannabis alone.  Add to that the ancillary markets of manufacturing edibles, extraction of oils, transportation, dispensaries, delivery, insurance, research, marketing, sales.. and the list goes on.  It's not just an industry—it's an industrious ecosystem.  In short, cannabis industry has high growth potential, plenty of career development opportunities, and appeals even to candidates with no prior experience.

You may already be in one of the industries listed, curious but hesitant about translating your skills and services to the growing cannabis industry. What will your family think? What if your support system doesn't support this decision?

The medical benefits of Cannabis are numerous and the industry has the potential to help millions of people around the world, but first, it must be brought out from under a cloud of stigma and into the light. It's going to take smart people, like you, to take the plunge into an industry that's a little taboo, and sometimes illegal. It's not going to be easy, but there are ways to find a high-paying job in the Cannabis Industry without your family and friends disowning you.

Curious ?  Why not start exploring your options ?  There are numerous websites listing opportunities in the Cannabis Industry.  The CannabizTeam will help candidates optimize their resumes to best position their education and or work experience to make a shift into a new career in this fast growing industry.

Use Cannabis Specific Staffing Firms

Using the services of cannabis industry specific staffing companies like the CannabizTeam will allow you to search for jobs online and keep those job inquiries confidential.

Search online (in Incognito mode)

Chrome users, there's a little tool that came with your favorite Internet browser that gives you the ability to conduct business without leaving a cannabis-filled search history. Simply hit File > New Incognito Window to open up a new window and perform your initial research here.

Visit job fairs

A cannabis convention or an industry job fair is being held right now somewhere in North America. That's something that just could not be said a decade ago. Grow-ops, dispensaries, clinics, and retail businesses are opening all over the place, and they all have one thing in common—the need to hire. If you are willing to move, look to some of the areas that have a newly-legalized cannabis industry and search for job fairs there. No one in your family has to know that you went to a job fair seeking a high-paying job in the cannabis industry.

And, finally

The most important thing to know is that you don't have to "come out" to your family if you believe they will react negatively. According to Arcview Market Research‘s “The State of Legal Marijuana Markets” report, cannabis markets will continue to grow at a 27% rate through 2021. Start by getting the high-paying cannabis industry job first and then drop the news. Plus, when you have a career that aligns with your values and beliefs, the values and beliefs of those who oppose you suddenly have less weight.

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