The cannabis industry is bustling and exploding. And that means there are always jobs to be had.

If you’re considering a job in cannabis, you might think that means working in a dispensary. And maybe that idea doesn’t exactly rock your world.

The good news is, there’s a lot of diversity for cannabis career options. That means you’ve got plenty of non-dispensary cannabis job options.

A Veritable Slew of Non-Dispensary Cannabis Job Options!

It turns out you can make a pretty solid living in the marijuana industry. And you never have to step a foot into a dispensary (unless you want to buy some product, of course).

We’ll take a look at seven different options here.

  1. Security

Where there’s marijuana, there’s money. And that means cannabis businesses are more than willing to pay for protection. It’s not just at dispensaries either.

Cultivation centers need folks in security to keep their products safe and ward off potential theft. So if you have a background in security, law enforcement, or military, you could find a great position in cannabis security.

  1. Marijuana Edibles Chef

You don’t have to be a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu to get a job as a marijuana edibles chef. Of course, you do need to have established culinary skills and an understanding of both the nature and legalities of cooking or baking with cannabis.

Marijuana edibles chef is one of the most creatively driven jobs in the cannabis industry. So if you can imagine yourself conjuring cannabis-infused delicacies for events, private clients, and brands, then this could be the job for you.

  1. Marketing and Public Relations

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal both medically and recreationally, you could make a good living as a cannabis marketing and public relations expert.

Folks in this sector are familiar with the (sometimes suffocating) rules and regulations for advertising a federally illegal substance. So that means you’ll need to educate yourself on these as well.

But if you have a marketing background and are well connected, great cannabis marketing specialists are in high demand.

  1. Cultivation Site Worker

Are you a bit of a plant person but far from a master gardener? If so, you may enjoy working on the cultivation side of the industry. There are plenty of entry-level positions at cultivation sites that allow for you to expand your skills as you work your way up the career ladder. Over time, you may even achieve the role of Assistant Grower.

  1. Master Grower/Botanical Specialist

At the higher end of jobs in the cultivation sector, there’s always a need for people with either a degree in horticulture or years of experience growing weed legally. Cultivation sites need Master Growers and are willing to pay them well to grow plants while effectively working with compliance inspectors and law enforcement.

  1. Lab Staff/Tech

For the more science-minded, specialized laboratories are seeking testers who can assess the safety and quality of products that are intended for consumers. This is an area in the cannabis industry that’s growing by leaps and bounds. So there are a wealth of opportunities.

  1. Extraction Tech

Finally, laboratories are also in need of trained professionals who are capable of performing a specialized process to create marijuana extracts. So if you’re REALLY into science and willing to go through the training, you could earn six figures! This is one of the most lucrative jobs in the industry.

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If you were surprised to learn about all the different non-dispensary cannabis jobs available to you, we’re glad to have enlightened you!

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