How To Get A Job in the Medical Marijuana Industry in California Part I

Decent Jobs in Medical Marijuana Industry

Photo credit - Decent and well paying Marijuana Jobs in California

"Legal Marijuana Is The Fastest-Growing Industry In The U.S. In the last year, the rise of the cannabis industry went from an interesting cocktail conversation to being taken seriously as the fastest growing industry in America,”  -


Marijuana is already the biggest cash crop in America, by a wide margin.  In 2016 estimates peg total Medical and Recreational Marijuana sales at somewhere around $50 billion per year.  Legal nation wide Medical Marijuana sales are about $7 billion (2016).  Colorado Marijuana totaled just under $1 billion, with 60% recreational and 40% medical.  California alone accounted for $1.4 billion in Medical Marijuana revenues.  If California were to legalize recreational Marijuana, then total revenues would be expected to be around $3 billion per annum.


What do all these facts and figures mean to people looking for a decent job in the medical marijuana sector.  It means your Marijuana skill set is in demand now and the future looks bright you better buy shades.


Based on the income figures listed above, there are about 150,000 jobs in the Cannabis legal sector.  In California, the number Medical Marijuana jobs are about 20,000.  By 2020, the legal marijuana industry is expected to triple in size. Do the math.


Los Angeles alone has more dispensaries than the states of Colorado and Washington combined.


Cash crop sales in the U.S. (2016 est.)

Crop                Billions

Marijuana        $52
Corn                $28
Soybeans        $23
Hay                  $15
Vegetables      $14



Marijuana Jobs

The Marijuana Plant, which contains several hundred medically and nutritionally important ingredients,  So too the medical marijuana business has something for everybody, and we mean everybody.  There are 400 cannabinoids and 40 or so terpenes that all have suspected medicinal activity.  Only a handful of the compounds mentioned  have been investigated in Clinical trials.  If you are a Doctor or a researcher, then knock you socks off.


If you are a farmer, start  to cross train in the MMJ agricultural arts.  If you like to knit or sew, you'll be great come harvest time, great bud trimmers are always in demand. Are you are handy, but not handsome, there is a lot of carpentry, wiring, lighting and what-not needed to run grow operations. 


Then there is quality control and lab testing using chromatography and microbiology.  Lance Armstrong wannabes can get paid for training by being a delivery courier.  The list goes on and on, accountants, marketers, advertising,sales staff, graphic designers, web developers, software engineers, and many other professional jobs that most people don’t associate with the marijuana industry.


Legal Marijuana Is The Fastest-Growing Industry In The U.S.: Report

"The report projects a strong year for medical marijuana in 2015 - with 32 percent growth Cannabis in the top spot above all other fast-growing industries.

Over the next five years, the MMJ industry is expected to continue rapid growth, with 14 more states probably coming on board to legalize recreational marijuana with two other states already committed.  Yet another 10 states are considering legalization on the upcoming ballots over the next two years.

To date, four states — Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon — have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana. In Washington, D.C., voters also legalized recreational marijuana use, but sales (in an oxymoron), is currently banned. Twenty-three states have legalized medical cannabis. The Feds seem poised to fully decriminalize Marijuana, that is , if you can believe either Trump or Clinton."



Edibles Manufacture

Pay scale: $40-90K per year

For those that like to cook or work in a kitchen


Trimmer and Manucure
Pay scale: $20 to 40$ per hour.

If you like old fashioned honest work for an honest dollar.


Cannabis Concentrates Processor
Pay scale : $50-90K

Cannabis Alchemy, creating concentrates from scratch

Pipe & Glass Man
Pay scale: $ 35-60K per year

Glass blowing, assembly sales of MMJ paraphernalia

Bike Courier and Delivery
Pay scale: $20 per hour and up.

Marijuana will join the ranks of Pizza delivery services


Pay scale: Industry standard wages

Security guards everywhere can apply.

Weed Reviewers
Pay scale: $20 to $40 per hour.

Just like there are wine tasters, there are also Weed reviewers!


Tour Guide
Pay: $15-$30 per hour

Think vinyard tours marijuana style.


Manager - Business Admin
Pay: $50K to $200K per year

Can you run a retail business?


Pay: $20-$30++ per hour
A budtender does exactly what you think might do they do.


IT - Apps, E-Marketing, Website
$40-$140K per year

Good great IT people are encouraged to apply their craft.

Retail Shop Owner

$50k- $200+ per year
Can you manage a 7/11?



Pay: $70-$200k+ per year
Without farmers there is no food in the stores and no marijuana in the dispensaries. 


Seed Harvester

Pay: $20 to $40 per hour
For the entrepreneur that likes playing  the odds.

Pay $100+k / per year

Well placed MMJ consultants make a ridiculous amount of money. 


MMJDOCTORONLINE NOTES: Without patients with a legal Medical Marijuana recommendation from a licensed California physician there would be no more legit MMJ Jobs. 

We provide clients with fast, affordable 420 Evaluations Online.  Our documents are accepted by Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Clubs and Cooperatives across the State. Click here to learn more.



Also see:

Cannabis Consultants Give Guidance To Budding Startups


How To Cash In On Weed-Trimming Season

Photo Credit


Interesting Posts