The business of marijuana in the United States has experienced a meteoric rise since the first few states began legalizing sales for medicinal and recreational purposes.
An analysis shows that the marijuana market in the United States is about $31.4 billion.
All that money is not padding the pockets of a select few “mob boss” style gangsters either. There are currently about 200,000 part-time and full-time positions in the marijuana industry.
Some of those jobs earn high wages and come with impressive benefits.
We have ranked the top 4 highest paying medical marijuana jobs in the market today. Read on to find out who is harvesting more than one type of green.
4. Cannabis Extraction Technician
Kicking off our list is a cannabis extraction technician who gets paid an average of $75,000 to $125,000 per year.
Certain states prohibit patients to use marijuana flowers or edibles. That is where the extraction technicians come into play.
These mad scientists use various methods to render other forms of marijuana like hemp oils or waxes to comply with state laws.
3. Marijuana Growing Experts
These positions are the “green thumbs” that grow the plants. A marijuana grower brings in about $80,000 to $100,000 per year.
A medical marijuana grower is much more than that guy that has a few plants in a bedroom with a grow light. These guys are experts in growing mass amounts of marijuana plants for local dispensaries.
2. Cannabis Consultant
If you have a skill set more suited to sales, a cannabis consultant position might be the most appropriate career choice. Those who work in this job average around $100,000 or more per year and often set their own schedules.
A cannabis consultant helps prospective dispensary owners or growers learn how to run a marijuana business. They provide various areas of expertise from what local laws apply to their business to how to choose which marijuana strains to carry.
Because there is a huge influx of aspiring marijuana entrepreneurs, this type of consultant is in high demand.
1. CEO of a Marijuana Dispensary/Dispensary Executive
The highest paid career in the market of medical marijuana is a CEO of a dispensary. They top the charts with an income of $125,000 per year.
On top of the hefty paycheck, you get to run your own dispensary and try all the potential products when selecting your stock!
Anyone who enjoys running and managing a high traffic retail type store, this is a great career choice for you!
Have Your Pick of the Most Lucrative Medical Marijuana Jobs
The world of marijuana, both medical and recreational, is changing by the day. While the miracle plant is still illegal on the federal level, more and more states are turning green.
As the laws governing marijuana are evolving on the state (and we hope one day federal) level, new products and positions are being created every day.
It is important to keep up with the latest news and trends in medical marijuana jobs.
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