It might be time to move to Massachusets. On Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources posted about a job opening for a full-time cannabis inspector.
The cannabis inspector will work with management to create and enforce rules and regulations relative to hemp.
“Cannabis (marijuana and hemp) is a new crop for Massachusetts. This Inspector position will enforce the laws and regulations involving hemp and overlapping laws and regulations that impact the cultivation of marijuana,” the job description says.
However, the successful applicant won’t just oversee cannabis production for the recreational and medical markets, but will also be in charge of enforcing regulations for the state’s hemp industry.
The state is looking for applicants with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy, biology, chemistry, plant pathology, entomology or related fields who have experience or knowledge about cannabis and how it is regulated in other states.
This job listing is part of a trend that is seeing more and more jobs created by the legalization of cannabis, both medicinal and recreational. As states legalize, more jobs are created within the already booming industry.
Massachusets voted to approve a ballot measure legalizing recreational cannabis use for adults 21 and over in 2016. However, lawmakers delayed implementing this law for over a year. They claimed this was necessary in order to fully iron out the kinks before it was signed into law.
Now it seems things are moving ahead.
According to the listing, applications submitted within the first two weeks will be given priority. The job listing went live on November 3.
The job is expected to pay between $42,000 and $58,000 annually.
There’s no time to waste! You can view the job listing here.