5 Entry Level Cannabis Jobs That Require The Least Experience
If you’re looking to break into the cannabis industry, but do not have much relevant experience, there are still plenty of positions to choose from. Below are the most common jobs that require little to no experience with cannabis and offer a great place to start for those who are interested in joining the industry.
Dispensaries generally prefer candidates with college degrees for their budtender positions, but experience with cannabis is not a prerequisite. In fact, a college degree, while it is preferred, is generally not a prerequisite either. The most valuable experience you can have when applying for a budtender position is in the customer service industry. Retail, food service, and hospitality are all examples of positions that transfer easily to the duties of a budtender.
Trimming is an excellent way to get your foot in the door if you’d like to work in cannabis cultivation. While high paying positions like master grower or director of cultivation require extensive experience, trimmer does not. Additionally, trimmer responsibilities are very teachable, so many companies will not require any past trimming work on your resume.
3. Brand Ambassador
Brand ambassadors build the reputation of the brand at public events. There are really only two qualifications for this position: (1) demonstrating passion for cannabis and the brand and (2) having an outgoing, gregarious personality. Generally companies hire people for brand ambassador positions based on whether they think candidates can connect with their target audience.
4. Delivery Driver
As more dispensaries add delivery options, the need for cannabis delivery drivers is increasing. If you have a clean drivers record and don’t mind spending time in the car, this is an excellent way to get your foot in the door at a dispensary. As dispensary operations expand, there are opportunities to grow into more senior roles around transportation like delivery supervisor and transportation and logistics manager.
Packaging products correctly is a necessity in an industry where packaging is highly regulated. However, the process is fairly straightforward. Like trimming, you can easily learn all the skills you need to be successful on the job. Starting off as a packager can set you up well for future positions in manufacturing and production.