5 Cool Jobs Created By the Cannabis Boom


You may be a marijuana critic, but one undeniable fact is that the substance does have several benefits. Whether it is the medicinal or recreational marijuana, the benefits are clear, and it should be a debate based on the risk-benefit ratio. Several states have realized the importance of marijuana leading to its legalization. Such countries now enjoy economic benefits associated with the industry projected to hit $13.3 billion in the US in 2020. Pot can be a source of employment as well as revenue. Here are the lucrative job created by the marijuana boom

  • Cultivation director

Marijuana is one cash crop with handsome returns that should be commercialized. Even though it is called weed, hemp requires specific conditions to grow optimally and give good produce. You have to carry out tillage practices and proper harvesting to ensure you get a bumper harvest. As such, large scale farming of cannabis will need a horticulturist to provide direction on the appropriate farming techniques. Besides, the director of cultivation should have managerial qualities since this is an intensive investment. The head grower will be responsible for planting, harvesting and monitoring the farm. This is a well-paying job in the states where medical marijuana is legal. Several companies are hiring qualified persons to take up this position.

  • Marketing jobs

Marketing is a crucial strategy in any business. You have to get your products in the market and make people believe that they are the best. The development of legal status in marijuana use has created a job for marijuana marketing agencies that seek to publicize the products. With the services of a good agency, you can be assured of better returns.

  • Cannabis extraction technician

The required person for this job should be knowledgeable in botany and chemistry extraction methods. High level of expertise is required to ensure the extraction of high-quality marijuana. The individual should be able to distinguish the different species of cannabis from the look. They use solvent extraction techniques to obtain the active ingredient in Cannabis; THC. After extraction, the specialist will do quality control by determining potency and concentrations. An extraction scientist working in the marijuana industry can earn up to $125,000 annually.

  • Consultant

There is much information that is still unclear about marijuana use both for recreation and medical purposes. You can take up this opportunity by specializing in the field and delivering valid information about the product. Answering peoples questions about using marijuana will earn you employment in hospitals or a private clinic. Knowing the state laws coupled with marijuana knowledge will make you a six-figure salary without many struggles.  Business owners will also form part of your client base if you work in private practice.

  • Dispensary manager/Budtender

Marijuana shops are mushrooming all over in states that have legalized its use. One of the regulations requires that they have an officer in charge of the operations. You can take up a job as a chief operating officer or a chief financial officer in the shop and get fortunes overturned with a retirement benefit at the end of your tenure. The dispensary manager is responsible for overseeing cultivation processes, accounting services as well as other managerial roles in the company. Certified public accountants are preferred candidates in the business.

Blu-ray Review “Frankenstein Created Woman”

Starring: Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg, Thorley Walters, Duncan Lamont, Barry Warren
Director: Terence Fisher
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Millennium/Hammer
DVD Release Date: January 28, 2014
Run Time: 92 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Personally, when I think about Peter Cushing, I think about him as Baron Frankenstein. He became well-known for playing that role through six films spanning from late 1950’s through the 1970’s under Hammer Studios. “Frankenstein Created Woman” is the fourth film in Hammer’s Frankenstein series. The film is such a classic and thanks to Millennium Films, the film is getting Blu-ray treatment for the first time ever. They have big proprietor of Hammer Films and I hope that this trend continues because it great to see classics like this get the spotlight again. A must have for any true horror fan!

Official Premise: A tormented girl (Susan Denberg) drowns herself after her lover is framed for her father s murder and guillotined. Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), experimenting with the transfer of souls, places her lover s soul into her body, bringing Christina back to life. With no memories of her past life, she becomes driven by a ghostly revenge and carries out a violent retribution on those responsible for both deaths.

It is crazy to this that this film is nearly 50 years old…but it is true. Millennium delivered a solid 1080p transfer. It is clean and really sharp looking. I thought it really packed a visual punch. The same goes for the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, which really captures the essence of what a Hammer film should sound like.  This Collector’s Edition Blu-ray also includes limited edition exclusive collectible cards. They are basically smaller reproduced lobby cards for the film and a must have for any collector.

In terms of special features, this release scores again. There is a fantastic audio commentary track with Derek Fowlds (“Johann”), Robert Morris (“Hans”) and Jonathan Rigby (Hammer Historian). There is also a brand new documentary called “Hammer Glamour”. This is a must watch for any Hammer fan. There are also two “World of Hammer” episodes included. The first is “The Curse of Frankenstein” and “Hammer Stars: Peter Cushing”. Great extras. Lastly, there is an Animated Stills Gallery and trailer included.