Getting Started in the Medical Marijuana Industry

In California, Colorado, and other states where the marijuana industry is expected to grow, those who want in on the business are seeking job opportunities. There are a number of marijuana business opportunities in California and nationwide. All employees and individuals who are interested in the business should be aware of their legal rights as well as potential obligations before embarking on a career in the marijuana industry.


Individuals who are considering a job or business in marijuana distribution should be aware of their rights as well as potential liabilities. Our California marijuana law attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of clients as well as highlighting legal issues that impact the market for recreational and medical use. We are also abreast of trending issues that may impact our clients and the marijuana industry at large.

According to Business Insider, there are a number of ways to exploit the medical or recreational marijuana market. Whether you are entry-level or an experienced grower, there are specific ways to apply your skills. One specific skill is the ability to grow marijuana. While you may have never grown marijuana in the past, you might have other skills that can qualify you for the job. Business insiders and activists have found that marijuana businesses are hiring students from top agricultural schools. For those who are trained to work with advanced agricultural machinery and who have a deep knowledge of plant growth, there is already an expanding job market. The newest hydroponic growing facilities have designs based on indoor tomato farms.

Experience in growing plants in a nursery or a degree at an agricultural school is going to be critical in an expanding marijuana market. Trend experts expect that the market will grow rapidly in California, Colorado, Connecticut, as well as Massachusetts. In addition to growing marijuana, individuals with other skills can get into the business in support or administrative capacities. Every business needs assistance in marketing, computer programing, security, installation, design, accounting, and general management.

For those who have not yet found a niche, you can also get involved in the industry though volunteer programs. In California and nationwide, there are advocacy groups focused on lobbying for legalization. Businesses are also looking for activists who are successful people and passionate about legalization. According to reports, business leaders in Colorado and California have also been the same people who volunteered their time to fight for legalization. If you want to get in on the industry, you can meet the right connections to get a head-start.

If you have the money to invest, you can also launch your own marijuana business. Remember that you will need a license and must be aware of legal implications of running a marijuana business in California or Colorado. Whether you are an existing license or business holder or looking for new opportunities, always be aware of your rights, responsibilities, and potential legal pitfalls.

The Los Angeles CANNABIS LAW Group represents growers, dispensaries, collectives, patients and those facing marijuana charges. Call us at 949-375-4734.

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