Every week we see a new Cannabis company opening up in Australia on the news, but where is all the information on marijuana jobs?
Cannabis farming, cultivation, production and clinic jobs are the most popular in the industry. You can find jobs on Cannabis Place, Seek, Indeed and on cannabis company websites. Brisbane, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast and Sydney have the most Cannabis jobs. You do not require a license or permit to work in the Cannabis industry.
We are covering the most popular types of jobs available in the Cannabis industry, the job minimum job requirements and where to apply.
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A brief overview of Australia’s Cannabis industry
Marijuana in Australia is more prominent than its ever been before. There are clinics in every major city that sells Cannabis, there are weed farms in almost every state, and Canberra is legalising the personal use of Marijuana.
As of 2019, the majority of Cannabis Jobs are within Pharmaceuticals, Researching, Horticulture (Master Growers) and Health Practitioners.
The Grow Master is the Master Chef of Cannabis Cultivation. Grow Masters are the leaders in cultivating various strains of Marijuana plants in Australia’s unique climate.
They are the pillars of every Cannabis farm with the experience and information to deliver the highest Cannabis quality and yield.
Cannabis Master Growers are responsible for large-scale commercial cultivation facilities in Australia. Master Growers will have the experience and ability to perform tasks at each step of the Cannabis growing process.
They can grow high-quality Medical grade Cannabis plants that meet the legal government standards.
Greenhouse Facilities Technicians and Managers are the backbone of Australia’s Cannabis industry. They ensure the cultivation and production of high-quality medical grade Cannabis.
Australia is moving away from importing and has started growing locally with the support of federal and state government.
This has made Cannabis Greenhouse Facilities Technicians extremely valuable and necessary to grow modern and medicinal Marijuana.
From planting, transplating, feeding, operating greenhouse equipment and identifying and controlling insect, disease and weed problems are just a few skills necessary to get started as a Cannabis Greenhouse Technician.
Cannabis Bud Trimmers positions are the entry-level job for Cannabis facilities in Australia. They are generally the lowest-paid position for individuals working closely with the Cannabis plants.
In North America, they get paid by each pound (0.45kg) of Cannabis harvested. In Australia, they tend to be on a salary and have the certification to handle Cannabis plants in the facility.
It may be a tedious job, but its an opportunity to get involved in the industry just as its starting to grow.
Cannabis Bud Trimmers take the plants and with little scissors cuts the flowers from the stem.
They focus on only extracting what they require and not wasting or destroying any other part of the plant. When you see the new Medicinal Cannabis facilities opening up in Melbourne with thousands of Marijuana plants growing, these trimmers are the ones who extract what is required to make Medicinal Cannabis.
The sale and distribution of Australian Cannabis products is a fast growing area. With new Australian Cannabis products appearing weekly, the sale and distribution to national and international companies is extremely lucrative.
Cannabis, Hemp and Marijuana related websites are appearing every week in Australia with the “green gold rush”. A website and social media presence is only as good as the content created for it.
Social media experts created and maintain a brand image while building a loyal following required for new businesses. Content curators are creating blog articles and various written content that educates and informs consumers about the company’s products and services.
The Medicinal Cannabis industry is growing, but due to all of the strict regulations and laws, the bar to entry is high.
Startups are appearing across Australia that aim to streamline the processes for patients accessing Medicinal Cannabis. Still, it is challenging to get a license to cultivate Marijuana in Australia without substantial financial investment.
Over the next few years, the regulations and licensing may open, allowing smaller companies to get involved in the cultivation of Cannabis.
There are also opportunities to open up dispensaries and retail stores that supply Medicinal Cannabis products and accessories.
Google is on fire in Australia with many entrepreneurs searching for “Cannabis Business Ideas”, “top 420 weed business ideas” and “marijuana startups”.
Everyone is preparing for when Marijuana is fully legalised in Australia. The industry is expected to reach $10b+ 5-10 years after legalisation and includes retail, cultivation, import/export, medical, tourism, and so much more.
The upcoming Green Gold Rush will make many Australians millionaires overnight.
Whether you have a physical store, an app that delivers Medicinal Cannabis or a Cannabis consultation firm, the future business opportunities for Cannabis in Australia are endless.
James is an experienced writer and legal cannabis advocate in Australia. He answers all the questions about business, legalisation and medicinal cannabis.
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