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Eyeing A Career In Cannabis Industry? How To Land A Job In The Budding Marijuana Business Space

Cathy Nickel

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With cannabis industry growing rapidly, there are numerous job opportunities available. Currently, more than 211,000 people have full-time jobs in the cannabis industry in legal states. More than 64,000 of those jobs were added in 2018 alone. This number will only continue to increase as companies expand and new companies join the industry. There will also be a huge surge in jobs as more states become legal. It is advised to be well prepared for interviews as the jobs are very competitive. A cannabis job should be treated like any other employment opportunity and the interview should be taken seriously.

It is also important to display that you are a quick learner. The cannabis industry is new and constantly changing and so it is important to hit the ground running and adapt quickly. More often, you do not need to have experience in cannabis, but should be willing to learn as much as possible about it. You should well-versed in legalizations laws and regulations as well as be up-to-date with current news. You should research different websites, products, and get a general idea for the cannabis lifestyle. You should be able to determine the differences between hemp and marijuana and understand the differences in CBD.

If you do have experience in the industry, it is important to show that you are willing to continue to learn. There are different rules and regulations for different markets, and you can impress by attending trade shows and educational conferences. By demonstrating that you are interested in increasing your current network, it will be sure to impress the employer. While it is important to be passionate, passion is not enough, and a strong skill set is important. Only the most qualified candidates are hired, and it is crucial to have relevant skills, experience, and ideas. Educate yourself on the company you are interviewing for and prepare a list of questions to ask the interviewer.

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