Almost 60% of Americans say they are able to work from home now, opening new opportunities to move to different neighborhoods and try different industries. One of those industries many people are trying out is cannabis, which is growing more every day. Right now, it’s valued at $16.7 billion.
This exorbitant growth is thanks to many factors. Though not the most significant, one of those factors is likely that the cannabis industry offers plenty of remote work opportunities.
When you think about cannabis-related jobs, you probably think about budtenders and dispensary owners. But those aren’t the only jobs in the industry—not by a long shot.
As with any industry, companies need all sorts of people to be able to operate. They need copywriters and account managers. Some people are also finding fun and creative jobs in cannabis media.
We rounded up some of the most popular remote work opportunities in the canna-biz.
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Copywriters get all kinds of work. Some write product descriptions, and others write blogs. Some are skilled in search engine optimization, others develop brands. Every company needs them, including ones in the cannabis industry.
One job posted online offers up to $22 per hour and lets people work from wherever they are.
As long as you have communication skills, you could be a great fit as a copywriter for cannabis businesses.
2. Strain Reviewer
Some people think that there is no better job than reviewing strains of cannabis. It sounds like the easiest thing ever — just test out a little cannabis then write about the experience. But the people who do these kinds of jobs are actually experts in their fields.
Often, they have journalism backgrounds and years of experience in the cannabis industry. The pay also usually isn’t glamorous. One cannabis reviewer job says it only pays commissions.
But if you’re looking for something to do as a side hustle, being a cannabis reviewer may be right for you.
3. Web Developer
Web developers have reputations as code masters. They know how to build complicated networks and many also know how to design a website so it impresses customers. The best web developers also work with clients to gauge how much server space they need, whether they need a CMS, and more.
With so much expertise, web developers in the cannabis industry make a pretty penny. Some can make as much as $80,000 per year working with a single company. The job also usually comes with benefits and regular hours.
4. Cannabis Salesperson
Your capability as a salesperson, or an account manager, depends on your ability to navigate people’s personalities. Get a sense of what they want while working with you. Learn about the kinds of tools they need for their business to succeed, and the challenges they face.
As an account manager, you also need to be able to navigate through complicated tax laws that are unique to the cannabis industry. But in the end, you can get a salary of up to $70,000 per year.
Remote cannabis jobs are more than fulfilling and fun. They also give people a chance to help build an industry that stands to define what the future looks like for many people.
By working in the cannabis industry, you become part of a movement pushing the boundaries of horticulture, technology, and cannabis research.