Shaken not Stirred: New Jobs in the Pot Economy

If pot goes legal what kind of jobs will that generate? Looking at opportunities that exist in the Medical Marijuana field now is one way to extrapolate into the future.

Employment openings created in the marijuana field include one called Budtender. Like a bartender, the applicants for this position should be good with people, capable of handling a cash register and knowledgeable about their chosen field.  In addition, a budtender needs a valid 215 card.  Check here for more in depth descriptions of an average position.

The job pays between $10-$20 per hour and often seems to be part time.

Here is an ad placed last summer where a dispensary was looking to fill several positions:

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Seeks Female Budtenders…
This is a part time job, 4 hours a day. 2 shifts available. 8AM-12Noon Or 8PM-Midnight.
Great for students to make some extra cash.
We will train you, but you should have some experience with cannabis and have a doctors recommendation for Medical marijuana.

Please come to:

G-SPOT
8314 Sepulveda Blvd.
North Hills, CA91343

Perhaps it is the contact name that makes me wary or perhaps it is restricting the budtender job to only females.  But maybe I’m paranoid because I once applied for this job:

Wanted: Masseuse. No experience
necessary. College girl type preferred.
$20-$30 per hour plus tips

Being raised out a winding rural road twenty minutes from the nearest tiny town, left me unprepared for some of a life’s interesting moments.

Most of the jobs sound legitimate though. Here’s how to get an education as a Budtender.

As a caution, here’s the story about a bad day one Budtender had in 2005

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5 comments

  • I was looking for something fun to send a friend when this
    http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/media.asp?file=me08
    popped up. It seemed so well suited to today’s post I thought I’d share. Since I wasn’t looking for anything specific this startled a laugh out of me. It was listed as Jack Handey’s “most emailed”

  • Getting robbed is part of the job description when you handle money.

  • Getting robbed is part of the job description when you handle money.

  • SoHumBorn,

    I think I need some t-shirts to pass out. That is hilarious.

    Mr. Nice,
    I was just telling someone that part of the difficulty in telling about the marijuana culture is that good stories are about problems–the other regular stuff is what happens mostly but its the problems that make the good stories. I wasn’t meaning to imply that Budtenders have dangerous jobs. Like you said, theirs are probably no more dangerous than a bartender’s or a grocery store clerk’s. I just linked to it because I love the stories that surround this culture.

  • SoHumBorn,

    I think I need some t-shirts to pass out. That is hilarious.

    Mr. Nice,
    I was just telling someone that part of the difficulty in telling about the marijuana culture is that good stories are about problems–the other regular stuff is what happens mostly but its the problems that make the good stories. I wasn’t meaning to imply that Budtenders have dangerous jobs. Like you said, theirs are probably no more dangerous than a bartender’s or a grocery store clerk’s. I just linked to it because I love the stories that surround this culture.

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