Cannabis Jobs in Missouri

The Missouri Cannabis Legalization Initiative may appear on the ballot in Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018. The measure would legalize marijuana for recreational use for persons 18 years of age or older. The measure would also immediately release prisoners who were convicted of nonviolent marijuana-only offenses.

Although the Department of Justice under Presidents Trump (R) and Obama (D) has not prosecuted most individuals and businesses following state and local marijuana laws as of January 2018, both medical and recreational marijuana are illegal under federal law. On January 4, 2018, however, Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, a 2013 directive that deprioritized the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where marijuana had been legalized. This allows federal prosecutors to decide whether or not to enforce federal law regarding marijuana.

Supporters of the initiative are required to collect a number of signatures equivalent to 8 percent of the 2016 gubernatorial vote in six of the eight state congressional districts. This means that the minimum possible number of valid signatures required is 160,199. Signatures must be filed with the secretary of state six months prior to the election on November 6, 2018, that means on May 6, 2018.

New Approach Missouri is the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri. Jack Cardetti, the leader of New Approach Missouri, said his group has gotten about 200,000 of the 170,000 signatures it needs to get medical marijuana on the ballot in November and it’s still collecting them.

There will be enough new cannabis jobs to employ any interested job candidate across the country, especially in Missouri, but finding a viable position in the cannabusiness is easier said than done. When searching for the best cities to work in the marijuana industry, it’s helpful to gain a better understanding of the current cannabis job market.

Marijuana Dispensary Jobs

California’s various pot shops have informative, enthusiastic employees working in reception, budtending, management, security and other positions. The sales division of the marijuana industry employs some of the most individuals with part and full-time positions that facilitate the sale of cannabis products to medical patients and adult customers.

Finding work in a dispensary is a competitive venture. Especially if you are applying to be a budtender or work in management, the pool of applicants swells to keep up with interest in this new industry.

Marijuana Tourism Jobs

As I mentioned earlier, West Coast has leveraged cannabis to bolster its tourism industry, bringing in significant taxable revenue on cannabis and earnings from pricey niche tour and vacation packages.

Marijuana Growing Jobs

While Denver may lead the movement with many things cannabis, it is not the ideal location to grow cannabis outdoors. Historically, Humboldt County, California and Southern Oregon have hosted the most large-scale grow operations of anywhere in the country.

While some of us may be getting restless with the limited number of direct marijuana jobs in our state and neighborhood, online marijuana jobs are beginning to assert themselves at the forefront of the industry.

Largely, online marijuana jobs facilitate freelance marijuana jobs and an ability to work from home or from the independent contractor’s locale of choice. The beauty of the internet is that it allows for constant and immediate communication between business partners and associates.