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Hottest Cannabis Industry Jobs In California!

Hottest Cannabis Industry Jobs In California!

“Hey! What’s hot right now?”

“Are you in California?”

“Yes!! Why?”

“Coz if you’re in Cali, no matter what the scene is, there is one thing which is always hot!!

CANNABIS!!

The cannabis industry is in an ever blooming phase. It is widely being regarded as the new ‘Gold Rush’. If you’ve ever navigated the Californian cannabis market, you might have had a slight hunch that the state is a big player in the cannabis industry. The economic impact of Cannabis on the US market in 2017 was $16 billion. This is expected to rise up to $40 billion by 2021!

Legal cannabis sales in CA are projected to generate $2.6 billion in 2019. And the figure is expected to reach $4.8 billion by 2025! That is huge indeed!

Now, if you’re smart enough, you’ll naturally want to pounce on this opportunity to generate some dollars! In fact, it’s not that hard. California has a healthy cannabis culture which is thriving day by day. The leisure tourists spent a whopping $98 million in 2015 on canna-tourist! Do you get the idea?

So, if you’re planning to work, the cannabis industry is the place where you’ll strike gold!

So, let’s get started!

Trendy cannabis jobs to rake in some good kush—I mean cash!

Budtender

This is a pretty popular one! Do you consider yourself a people person? If yes, then being a budtender is ideally suited for you. All you need is a good knowledge of cannabis. Basic awareness of the difference between indica, sativa and hybrids along with the effect of THC on the human body will probably land you the work.

The best thing about being a budtender is that it is an interactive job and it will keep you in a friendly spirit!

Trimmer

Trimming is one of the entry-level jobs in the cannabis industry. The job of the trimmer is to separate out the bud from a fully harvested cannabis plant. This involves carefully removing the cannabis bud and the excess leaves to increase the visual appeal. The work essentially requires good precision, speed and a judicious approach that minimizes waste. Although some companies tend to use a machine for trimming, user experience says that it’s no match for a hand trimmed bud.

So, if the prospect seems attractive to you, it’s time to get trimming!

Extract Artist

If you’ve ever wondered how are the concentrated forms of cannabis achieved, extract artist is the person to thank for. Extract artists are responsible for processing dried or fresh frozen marijuana and transform it into the concentrated forms. Work is simple but it requires good attention to detail and knowledge of biochemistry. With the rising interest in concentrates, the extract artist is one of the most popular and sought after jobs.

Extract kush, extract cash! Simple!

Cannabis Chef

If you have a knack for cooking or you’ve got that culinary art thing, this one is perfect for you. The cannabis edibles are highly in demand. The fact that cannabis can be infused into the delicious cuisines has a potential of its own. The companies that are in the business of making cannabis food—candies, coffee, tea, chocolates, and other edibles— need skilled chefs to overlook the production of various edibles.

If you think you’ve got it, get cooking!

Cannabis Tester

This professional is responsible for ensuring that the cannabis products are of optimum quality and potency. He further ensures that the products comply with designated health and safety standards. A tester also assists in inspecting marijuana cultivation regulations and laws.

Although it is a good paying job, it may require you to have a PhD in scientific fields such as chemistry, biology, agronomy or entomology.

Sounds tough but it’s definitely worth it!

California is touted to become the legal marijuana capital of the world. The cannabis territory is definitely lucrative and helps you rake in good cash if you decide to be a part of it.

It’s never too late to take a decision. Believe me. You should be a part of the change!

How MMJ can save billions of American Taxpayers Dollars?

How MMJ can save billions of American Taxpayers Dollars?

It took a lot of time for people to get their heads around the fact that cannabis can be used for medical purposes. Today medical cannabis is legal in 33 out of the 50 states in the U.S. It has been a revolutionary change that has led to various preclinical studies and researches which can further provide great insight and approach.

Following are some of the ideas being discussed to stabilizing the border trade issues.

US-Mexico Border Wall

US and Mexico share 2000 miles of the border. There has been a lot of debate on how to reduce malpractices on the border. Trump in 2015, during his presidential campaign, introduced the idea to build a 1000 mile wall to reduce the smuggling of medical marijuana and the flow of illegal migrants into the US.

The country was divided into the opinion because of two major factors:

  1. Expenditure: The cost to build a wall was too steep and the promise of Trump to pay its bill from Mexican pockets looked unlikely.
  2. Productivity: Its effectiveness was not guaranteed. From 2003 to 2009, the border patrol focused on reinforcement by doubling its workforce and also constructing hundreds of miles of fences. Research showed that despite these increased security efforts smuggling of marijuana into the U.S did not decrease.

Trump in the White House

In 2016, Donald Trump for the first time entered into the Oval Office in Washington to deliver onto his promises. He has been a staunch believer of the border wall to curb the marijuana smuggling and incapacitate drug cartels.

Over the years, his statement over the cost of border wall kept increasing. Starting with $1 billion to $20 billion in 2018. This cost is to be paid through taxes paid by us. Though Trump has been adamant that he will get the Mexicans to pay for it in one way or another, the solution still remains in dark clouds.

But, will that benefit in any way when the government is facing a lot of backlash from the opposition as well as the general public.

The Government Shutdown

The nation is bearing the brunt of the longest government shutdown in US history. The President is adamant that the government will remain shut till he gets the money to build the wall. If we really want to cut into the Mexican drug cartel, is “The Wall” the right answer? Investing billions of taxpayers money in border concrete, the solution to drug smuggling?

Absolutely not!

So, what can really help?

Legal Marijuana is Actually the Future

Medical cannabis is believed to spread into more states way beyond the number that it crossed during the past year. This just hasn’t affected the health care sector but has implicated other spheres as well.

The latest study at the Cato Institute showed that less marijuana was being smuggled across the border to states with legalized marijuana. The study was based on government data of border patrol drug seizures. Looking at the trends, it can be iterated that legalizing medical marijuana is a step in the right direction.

Why will anyone route to illegal marijuana when can they get it legally and at a10 times more affordable cost?

This theory can actually help save billions of taxpayers money. Following marijuana’s footstep, we could formulate a model with more legal migration opportunities to reduce the rising number of illegal migration.

Shutting down the government will only worsen things and it is time the Congress notices the success of marijuana legalization. The wall may stop one route, it may injure the cartel but to disable the business from the roots, we need to keep the best foot forward and legalize marijuana.

 

A Final Game Board For California Cannabis Regulations

A Final Game Board For California Cannabis Regulations

California’s medical marijuana laws continue to grow, and this time the state officials have wrapped up their final version of regulations and have released them online.

The proposed regulations – from the state’s BCC, Department of Public Health and Department of Food and Agriculture – have been successfully submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and target areas including cannabis events, packaging and delivery. The rules will not be effective until the Office of Administrative Law approves it.

“If adopted permanently, these new regulations would offer a raft of significant changes for cannabis businesses,” said Juli Crockett, compliance director for Los Angeles-based consultancy MMLG.

Here are primary takeaways from the proposed regulations:

  • A big win for deliveries

In the final regulation, delivery operators are the obvious winners. According to the BCC, third-party companies are prohibited to deliver cannabis anywhere in the state that do not have state medical marijuana commercial licenses. But tech platforms are allowed to deliver provided there is no direct profit-sharing on each sale.  

  • Packaging regulations changed

Apart from deliveries, another imperative win for cannabis industry is contract manufacturing, also called white labeling. White labeling enables a licensed manufacturer of concentrates, or edibles to produce and package products on the behalf of an unlicensed company , for instant an out-of-state company or a celebrity brand.

There is also a significant change to be witnessed in packaging and labeling provision. Previously manufacturers had to hold off on identifying cannabinoids before sending their products to labs for testing.

This would allow distributors to get concentrates and edibles tested for potency and then make that information available on the labels before sending them to retailers. This new California cannabis regulation also announced child-resistant packaging which won’t be required until next year. This means more burden on retailers to use child-resistant exit bags at their stores.

  • Reduced amount of inventory to be carried

The draft is most likely to lower the amount of inventory permitted to be carried by a single delivery vehicle, which would be $5,000 from $10,000. And the delivery vehicle has to have at least $2,000 worth of existing orders in place from buyers before it leaves a delivery hub.  

  • More transparency in stakeholders

The new California cannabis regulation puts a ban on silent partners and would require licensed cannabis businesses to disclose more information about every stakeholder. The BCC demands more transparency and wants to know who all are involved in each of these companies.

  • Significant increase in cannabis events

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill which replaces a law that allowed licenced cannabis events to be held on county fairgrounds. This means there would likely be an increase in various types of cannabis events held in California. The bill was passed to benefit local economies and small businesses by giving cities more independence to govern how such events take place in the state.

These are some of the changes proposed in the latest draft of industry rules. You can check the detailed draft here.

5 States That Are Most Likely to Legalize Cannabis in 2019

5 States That Are Most Likely to Legalize Cannabis in 2019

Marijuana legalization could be up for approval in at least a dozen states in the United States this legislative session. But pro-legalization bills are still pending and advocates are waiting for the legislators to return from their holiday break to finalize signature count.

U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions has stated that he is planning to control the legalization process to disrupt criminal organization, reduce growing drug crisis, and suppress violent crime across America.

Read along to learn more…

Vermont has posed a New Way for Legalization

Vermont has already made history by becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana at the legislative level. In fact, the bill to legalize up to one ounce of weed and the possession of up to six plants is almost finalized, and will probably get the approval.

With Christie out, weed could now enter New Jersey

Or at least it is looking that way. Its new governor is a Democrat and has a mission of making recreational marijuana a reality. So, it is possible that he signs off on a legalizing bill.

Democratic Assembly member, Reed Gusciora plans to introduce a bill through the state legislature by early February. After passing the bill, residents of New Jersey can possess up to an ounce of cannabis and up to three mature marijuana plants.

Total six plants would be allowed in total per person and only 15 growers would be allowed in the legislation’s first year. The bill, which was first introduced last year, and reinforced recently would legalize possession of up to an ounce of cannabis in the 21-plus demographic and would create enforcement and licensing system for growers and dispensaries. However, the bill doesn’t share any update for growing cannabis at home.

Michigan With Old-schooled Ballot Initiative

While New Jersey and Vermont are taking marijuana legalization in quite a bold way, Michigan is still sticking to the tried-and-true ballot initiative method that has brought recreational cannabis in Massachusetts, California, and seven other states.

Virginia

Although, Virginia failed to pass two bills in 2017 as some lawmakers suggested that more research be done before legalizing cannabis. But, things now are picking up.

Ralph Northam, the new governor of Virginia has made a strong call for the state to ratify cannabis plants. A Democratic Senator has filed a decriminalization bill to trade out criminal proceeding for a $50 fine for first time offenders and a maximum of $250 fine for violations.

The bill ought to keep the current fine to $50 but can also include first offenders punishable by up to 30 days in jail.

Oklahoma Could Make Medical Marijuana a Reality

More than 20 states still lack medical marijuana laws, but Oklahoma could be on its way to legalizing cannabis. It is possible that there is a vote during the primary elections in June 2019 in compliance with an approved petition submitted in 2016.

If you’re in a state that is making a major decision on marijuana legalization, make sure you vote in favor of cannabis laws. Medical cannabis is increasingly being used by millions of Americans, even though it is still illegal at the Federal level.

New research and studies have are now convincing doctors and patients about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis therapy.

Has your state legalized medical cannabis? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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