The legal cannabis industry is booming and awash in job opportunities.
But what does it take to land a position and build a career in marijuana? Andrew Schrot, founder and chief executive officer of cannabis edibles company BlueKudu, and Karson Humiston, a headhunter and founder of Vangst Talent Network, join Cannabist editor-in-chief Ricardo Baca on The Cannabist Show to share some advice for those seeking marijuana jobs.
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“Passion for the industry,” Schrot says. “You have to have a passion for cannabis.”
The desire and drive to work in the cannabis industry is one of the first qualities BlueKudu will look for in a job candidate, he says.
That passion also should be packaged with a willingness to adapt to changing situations, Humiston says.
Flexibility is key.
“It’s important to look for people who have the ability to wear a lot of different hats,” she says. “The entire industry is in startup mode.”