Looking to get into the marijuana industry? Whether you’re looking to start your own dispensary, get a job as a grower or become a bud tender, this is a great time to get into the marijuana industry. With the legal cannabis market becoming the fastest-growing industry in the largest economy in the world, the rapid growth means that they need more people like you, wanting to get into the industry.
First off it is very important to do your research, regardless if you know absolutely nothing or believe you know everything about marijuana. Research the specific marijuana field you want to go into, research the company or business you would like to join, research everything you can and expand your knowledge about the subject.
If you do not have much experience or knowledge about the industry it is completely okay to start from nothing, but is still important to do some research if you can, whether its about the company or just marijuana in general.
Another important aspect of getting hired is practicing interviews, it is important to be prepared to show your interest in the industry and business. A lot of companies have a“brand personality” or “missions” so you can see if they would be a good fit.
It can also help to get certified, they are offering more and more workshops and online classes for workers in the cannabis industry. A lot of bud tenders are getting certified these days, although it is not required it shows you have knowledge of the material and could help keep you competitive with the other job applicants. You can check out some certification options here.
Going to trade shows and cannabis conferences can also be a great way to meet people and get your in to the industry. At these events you can start chatting up company representatives, make sure to keep it professional, but also allow them to see your personality.
Getting a job in the cannabis industry can be very similar to getting a job in any other industry. Do your research, get to know people in the industry and learn about the companies you want to work for.