How to Get a Job in the Marijuana Industry

Imagine getting to work in the marijuana industry.

It’s a new industry that still needs its pioneers.

The possibilities are endless, and best of all, it’s in the freakin’ marijuana industry!

Today, we’re going to show you how to get a job in the marijuana industry.

And where did we get our information?

Straight from the mouths of the people in charge of hiring at various harvesting companies, dispensaries and even some people in the smoking accessories space.

Whatever you want to do in the marijuana industry, this guide will teach you what you need to do to get the job.

How can Someone Improve their Chance at Getting a Job in the Marijuana Industry?

When doing our research, we asked companies that are at ground zero of the legal marijuana boom one simple question:

How can someone improve their chance at getting a job in the marijuana industry?

Once you get your foot in the door, the growth potential is amazing.

The market is projected to be $30 billion by 2021, with no signs of slowing its growth.

The money is there. The jobs are there.

The only problem?

Actually getting your feet in the door.



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Colorado Harvest Company employs 80 individuals in cultivation, management, IT, administrative/professional in addition to retail sales and service positions.

Founded in 2009, we received two of the first 12 licenses Denver granted in 2014 to grow and sell recreational marijuana. Since then we work every day to “grow cannabis with integrity.”

Because ours is a vertically integrated company, this notion of integrity and customer service extends to our sales and service personnel who interact with hundreds of customers every day—to the tune of 200,000 sales per year among our three dispensaries.

Integrity is the first quality I look for in the conversations I have with potential employees. But to get this point, potential hires must show some initiative and do their homework. Because cannabis is so highly regulated, the usual “read up about the company” is not enough. An employee who wants to show passion, commitment and genuine interest will apply for and obtain a state badge before applying for a job at Colorado Harvest Company. An applicant with a badge moves to the front of the hiring line.”

Tim Cullen, CEO, Colorado Harvest Company