The Fastest-growing Legal Weed Jobs

The Fastest-growing Legal Weed Jobs

The positive results produced by the legal cannabis industry’s rapid growth are numerous.

At the top of the list are the generation of considerable tax revenue, a drop in drug trafficking and drug-related crime, and the scores of people who can now better deal with numerous health conditions. The growth of the legal weed industry has also created a steady stream of new job opportunities.

Here’s a look at some of the fastest-growing ones:


To run a quality dispensary, a budtender must know everything about the strains that are sold. This is even more important when a medical marijuana patient needs to find a good strain. Therefore, skilled budtenders are in very high demand. According to USA Today, in Ohio, for example, 56 licensed dispensaries are looking to hire budtenders.

Pastry Chef

Pastry chefs who like to invent new, cannabis-infused recipes can find their spot in the fast-growing cannabis industry. According to Civilized, an edibles chef can earn between $50,000 and $100,000 per year. And if you open your own restaurant with a cannabis-rich menu, you could earn much more.

Dispensary Store Manager

Not only use extensive knowledge about the cannabis industry necessary for this job, but you must be very strict when it comes to state laws, which doesn’t make it an easy job. The fact that universities in the United States, as well as Canada, are now creating specialized courses and degrees for future managers, is a good indicator that many of these jobs will likely be created in the near future.

Marijuana Grow Master

Cannabis is now being mass produced, and doing that requires quite some training and skills. Northern Michigan University has launched training programs and majors for future marijuana growers. There’s a four-year medicinal plant chemistry degree, for example, but also classes like organic chemistry, biology, biostatistics, and more, that can be key if you choose to pursue this canna-career option.

Cannabis Consultant

Here’s one you probably didn’t think about. These consultants advise entrepreneurs and new growers on how to grow, sell, and market marijuana the right way. With many entrepreneurs seizing the opportunity to get into this industry and make a lot of money — without actually knowing a lot about weed — these consultants can put a big price tag on their advice.

Honorable mention: The number of social media and marketing consultants are growing in numerous industries, and the legal weed industry is proving to be no exception.