If you’re on the unemployment line or looking to trade your current job for a more exciting industry, it’s probably time to start boning up on your knowledge of cannabinoids, indicas, sativas, and cut clones.
According to a new deep dive jobs report from Leafly and the private firm Whitney Economics, America’s burgeoning medical and adult-use legal weed industries have created more than 211,000 jobs as of the end of 2018, with increased growth predicted to continue into this year and beyond.
“By comparison, there are currently about 52,000 coal mining jobs in the United States,” the Cannabis Jobs Report reads. “American beer makers employ 69,000 brewery workers. And 112,000 people work in textile manufacturing.”
After crunching the numbers as closely as possible, researchers at Leafly and Whitney concluded that the cannabis industry added a whopping 68,000 jobs in 2018 alone, with more than 40,000 new legal weed jobs predicted to develop by the time 2019 is over. If those numbers hold true, it would represent a 110% total jobs increase from the beginning of 2017; an unprecedented growth rate compared to other industries.
Over the past decade, direct and ancillary cannabis industry jobs have exploded alongside the expansion of legalization, with national job posting websites reporting huge numbers of employment postings, and legal cannabis companies searching for a huge variety of positions, from hands-on agricultural jobs to tech, compliance, and customer service roles. In addition to traditional medical and recreational markets, the stand-alone CBD industry has also sparked its own wave of newly-formed employment possibilities.
But unlike more traditional industries, the U.S. Department of Labor does not track cannabis jobs due to federal prohibition, making it increasingly difficult for researchers at Leafly and Whitney to track down accurate statistics. By signaling out each state’s individual legal weed market, the economic firm and cannabis company used “state-reported data, industry surveys, on-the-ground reporting, Leafly’s proprietary data, and economic formulas devised by Leafly and Whitney Economics,” to construct a complete picture of pot jobs in the U.S.
“It’s not easy,” the Cannabis Jobs Report reads. “But the numbers we’ve discovered lead to one inevitable conclusion: We are witnessing the birth of the next great American industry.”
Broken down by state, Leafly and Whitney found the greatest leaps in cannabis employment over 2018 in Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and New York, with 2019 predicted to see huge jumps in green rush job opportunities in California, Massachusetts, Florida, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
Facebook’s ad policies continue to be unevenly enforced when it comes to cannabis-related organizations, according to a story by Global News.
Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), a Canadian non-profit campaigning for the elimination of taxes on medical cannabis, had its Facebook account shut down while trying to reach potential voters on social media. Facebook does not allow marketing for anything that promotes the sale or use of cannabis. Under those guidelines, however, ads for a specific issue such as tax law changes should be allowed.
Facebook disallowed several specific ads at first and eventually shut down the entire ads account for CFAMM. This has been Facebook’s strategy for many cannabis-related businesses, even those that are not producers or involved at all in the sale or use of cannabis products (including Ganjapreneur).
CFAMM reached out to Facebook’s moderation team to determine which rules they had violated or what they needed to do to be compliant. Facebook responded with a message nearly devoid of details, aside from the statement, “We don’t support ads for your business model.” The response to the appeal ends, “Please consider this decision final.”
“It’s a non-profit organization. Just the term ‘business model’ makes it seem like they’re almost conflating us with a licenced producer. They’re seeing ‘cannabis’ and not looking into it.” — CFAMM Spokesperson Max Monahan-Ellison, via Global News
However, when reporters reached out to Facebook for comment, the decision wasn’t actually final and was reversed.
“The ad account was disabled in error and restored as soon as we were able to investigate,” an unidentified Facebook spokesperson told Global News.
Facebook has exactly this record of stonewalling small cannabis organizations while making concessions for those who can manage to get large news organizations on their side.
Facebook did not respond for comment on the greater issue. It’s clear, however, there is little that can prompt the social media giant to take action on the issue except for significant negative press.
Want to work for a dispensary? The quickest way to get your foot in the door — and your name on the payroll — is a retail sales position. That includes budtenders (No. 11 in top occupations for open cannabis jobs in the Glassdoor report), sales associates (No. 2), and brand ambassadors (No. 1).
Together, those three positions accounted for 11 percent of Glassdoor’s cannabis-related job openings in December, making them the most in-demand from the employer’s standpoint.
“If you don’t have experience with the cannabis industry, I think the easiest way to get in the company is go through retail,” said Janet Hoffman, vice president of human resources for The Green Solution, which operates 17 dispensaries throughout Colorado. “We can teach you product knowledge. If you use the product, that’s helpful but you don’t have to in order to sell the product. We have a pretty good training program in place.”
Working retail also allows an employee to build expertise on a topic that’s still relatively new as a legal business. “Being behind the register and getting face time with customers is extremely helpful,” said Ty Hagen, project manager of Ikon Search, a cannabis recruitment agency in Denver. “Getting training, learning knowledge on the fly. It’s good exposure.”
The title of brand ambassador appears the most open to interpretation. Hoffman sees it as a marketing position. “We have a couple brand ambassadors and they move around between different stores,” she said. “They plan events and meet with customers who might be waiting in line. They fill in at different locations to work sales.”
However, brand ambassadors can also be temporary positions for short-term projects such as marketing campaigns and trade shows — which could help explain why this job was posted the most on Glassdoor. “I’m seeing more businesses pop up that offer brand ambassadors for hire for one specific event,” Hagen said. “So if you’re in Las Vegas, you can call a service and they’ll supply you with people to wear your company’s shirt, hand out fliers, hand out product, all that.”
What can someone expect to make in these positions?The Cannabis Salary Guide by Vangst estimates $13.25 per hour for a budtender with average experience. Keep in mind, tips can bump up pay considerably.
Managers, Managers, and More Managers
As you continue to climb the ladder, you’ll hear a few different titles for what is essentially the same position: store manager (No. 3), general manager (No. 6) and operations manager (No. 12), although the latter often comes with a much greater level of responsibility. Either way, these positions, which together represented 6 percent of cannabis-related job postings in December, are desirable for budtenders and sales associates who want to move up the ladder within a company.
“The store manager — they are 100-percent responsible for what happens in their store,” Hoffman said. “They hire and fire the employees. They do all schedules. They monitor all payroll, reports and supplies. It’s absolutely a career-level position.”
The Green Solution has a few “in-between” positions as well — leads or assistant managers — who are given a little more responsibility before advancing to the level of store manager. However, a degree of patience is sometimes required.
“I’ve heard of assistant managers wanting to go back down to being a budtender because they were making more money with tips in addition to their hourly wage than on a salary,” Hagen said.
Managers can also come in directly from other industries, especially those with a strong sales background. “In my experience, we’ve looked to other retailers like clothing or lifestyle brands,” Hagen added. “Another one we poach from is the restaurant industry.”
An operations manager tends to be a broader role that could cover cultivation and extraction departments in addition to retail. A compliance or assurance manager is more about making sure regulations and internal policies are followed than customer service — a crucial position considering the strict government oversight involved in selling legal marijuana.
What can someone expect to make in these positions?Vangst says the salary for a dispensary store manager with average experience is $56,250 while the salary for a compliance manager with average experience is $62,500. Higher up the chain, the director of extraction is $72,000 and the director of cultivation is $88,000.
Trimmers, Growers, Technicians
In restaurants, the “front of the house” consists of servers, hosts, and managers who interact with diners, while the “back of the house” is the kitchen team preparing the food. In much the same way, dispensaries have a front of the house, dominated by budtenders, managers and other customer service professionals, while the back of the house is focused on producing sellable cannabis. Entry-level positions begin with trimmers (No. 18), packers (No. 14), and other cultivation professionals (No. 13), adding up to 3 percent of all cannabis jobs posted.
“There are several different phases of the grow process,” says Hoffman. “You are taking care of feeding, watering and monitoring plant growth. And at the end of the growth cycle, there is the harvest. So there are a lot of different stages.”
Growhouse and warehouse jobs are appealing to those looking to enter the cannabis industry, but aren’t drawn to customer service. However, they come with a warning.
“People don’t always fully understand the work that’s required for those positions,” Hoffman said. “It can be pretty physical, manual labor-type work, depending on where you are in the process. Or it can be mundane and repetitive — and that may not be something you like.”
Higher up the ladder, lab technicians (No. 8) extract oil and work with terpenes to produce a range of products, including topicals and edibles. While job postings for lab positions are infrequent — just 2 percent of cannabis jobs in December 2018 — they are highly skilled and highly valued.
Don’t forget about delivery drivers (No. 5) and security guards (No. 9), both required to make sure products reach dispensaries safely. “We’ve actually combined security with some inventory control and auditing to round out the workload of this position,” Hoffman said.
What can someone expect to make in these positions?Vangst estimated $12.25 per hour as the wage for a trimmer with average experience. (Wages for other warehouse, growhouse and lab positions were not published.)
Interviews can be nerve-racking and often leave you unable to present your best self. We get it. We’ve all been there; feeling rushed, overwhelmed and not knowing what question is coming next can throw anyone into a nervous downward spiral. On top of this pressure, cannabis industry interview questions may differ from what other businesses ask during their hiring process.
We understand that you’d like to eliminate the element of surprise as much as possible, so we’re letting you know exactly what cannabis employers at our previous Cannabis Career & Job Fairs have tended to ask. Preparing for and having confident answers to these questions will help you succeed in knocking even the most experienced interviewer off their feet. We’ve reached out to seasoned cannabis industry interviewers for their go-to questions, and here’s the list of most common topics.
Cannabis industry interview questions you should be prepared to answer:
What experience do you have related to this field?
Why do you/would you enjoy working in this industry?
How has cannabis affected your life?
What attracts you to the cannabis industry?
What have you done in the past that is relatable to our available position?
Have you worked in cannabis before?
Are you familiar with our products?
What do you think about our competitors and their products?
Why are you looking for a job? Why are you leaving your current position?
What unique experience separates you from other candidates?
Tell me about your strengths. And your weaknesses?
If we talked to a previous boss what would they say you excelled in? And what about improvements?
Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana.
“My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed,” said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at Northern Michigan University. “I say, ‘No, it’s a serious degree, a chemistry degree first and foremost. It’s hard work. Organic chemistry is a bear.'”
As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum to prepare graduates for careers cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb.
Research shows there are high times ahead for all kinds of careers in cannabis , ranging from greenhouse and dispensary operators to edible product developers, marketing specialists, quality assurance lab directors and pharmaceutical researchers. Arcview Market Research, which focuses on cannabis industry trends, projects the industry will support 467,000 jobs by 2022.
And even in states where recreational marijuana remains illegal, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, some colleges have launched cannabis studies programs in anticipation of legalization or to prepare students for jobs in other states.
“We’re providing a fast track to get into the industry,” said Brandon Canfield, a chemistry professor at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Two years ago, he proposed a new major in medicinal plant chemistry after attending a conference where cannabis industry representatives spoke of an urgent need for analytical chemists for product quality assessment and assurance.
The four-year degree, which is the closest thing to a marijuana major at an accredited U.S. university, has drawn nearly 300 students from 48 states, Canfield said. Students won’t be growing marijuana, which was recently legalized by Michigan voters for recreational use. But Canfield said students will learn to measure and extract medicinal compounds from plants such as St. John’s Wort and ginseng and transfer that knowledge to marijuana.
A similar program is being launched at Minot State University in North Dakota this spring. The college said students will learn lab skills applicable to medical marijuana, hops, botanical supplements and food science industries.
“All of our graduates are going to be qualified to be analysts in a lab setting,” Canfield said, noting that experience could lead to a position paying $70,000 right out of school. Those wishing to start their own businesses can choose an entrepreneurial track that adds courses in accounting, legal issues and marketing.
“I came in planning to do the bioanalytical track, maybe go work in a lab,” said DeNoya, 27, who was considering nursing school when she heard about the NMU program. “I just switched to the entrepreneurial track. I figured that would better position me, as the industry is still expanding and changing and growing so much.”
The expected boom in cannabis-related jobs has colleges responding with a range of offerings. Colorado State University offers a cannabis studies minor focusing on social, legal, political and health impacts. Ohio State University, Harvard, the University of Denver and Vanderbilt offer classes on marijuana policy and law.
Universities have done little research on marijuana because of federal restrictions, but that’s starting to change. UCLA’s Cannabis Research Initiative, which bills itself as one of the first academic programs in the world dedicated to the study of cannabis, has studies underway ranging from medical treatments to economic impacts.
Agricultural schools are also getting in on the action. The University of Connecticut is launching a cannabis horticulture program this spring.
“We’re following the market,” said Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins, an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Morrisville, a college in rural central New York that’s launching a new minor in cannabis studies in its horticulture department this year. Students work with hemp and other plants rather than marijuana, but can take internships at medical marijuana facilities, Jenkins said.
In New Jersey, Stockton University started an interdisciplinary cannabis minor last fall and recently forged an academic partnership with Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia that gives students the opportunity for internships and research work in medical marijuana and hemp.
“Most of the students are interested in novel business opportunities,” said Kathy Sedia, coordinator of the cannabis minor at Stockton.
Cannabis businesses range from medical and recreational marijuana to foods, fabrics and myriad other products derived from industrial hemp. The basis for all is the cannabis sativa plant. Marijuana is produced by varieties with high levels of THC, the chemical compound that makes people high. Hemp has only a trace of THC, but produces cannabidiol, or CBD, used in a broad range of nutritional and therapeutic products that are all the rage right now.
Marijuana is legal for medical purposes in 33 states and as a recreational drug in 10. While marijuana remains illegal federally, the 2018 Farm bill cleared the way for widespread cultivation of hemp.
In New York, where legislators are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, hemp has become a new source of income for farmers as well as jobs at processing and manufacturing businesses. The state’s first legal hemp crop was harvested in 2016 under a Morrisville research license, which gave rise to the new cannabis minor.
“I see a lot more farmers reaching out and trying to find people who know about this new crop,” said Colton Welch, an agriculture business student pursuing the cannabis minor at Morrisville. “We’re only beginning to see the wide application this plant has.”
Karson Humiston, founder of Vangst, an employment agency specializing in cannabis jobs, said the industry outlook is bright for students.
“More jobs are being created in this space than in any other space in North America, with salaries sometimes more competitive than other industries,” Humiston said. “With every new state that legalizes, tons of jobs are opening up.”
For states that have legalized some form of cannabis use, drug testing policies for employees and workplaces have been a constant source of controversy. Because THC, the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis, can linger in the body long after its effects have worn off, employees can test positive on a drug screening for legal, off-the-clock activity. And with many employers adopting “no tolerance” workplace drug policies, workers have faced sanctions and termination for testing positive for THC, despite showing no indication of drug-impairment on the job.
Hoping to get ahead of the issue before the question of testing employees for legal substances becomes an actual problem, New York City Council’s Progressive Caucus is introducing a bill to bar employers from testing job applicants for THC.
New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams Embraces Common Sense Drug Testing Policy
Councilman Jumaane Williams’ bill aims to end workplace drug tests for THC as a condition of employment. Or at least, for most jobs. Williams’ bill would not apply to safety-sensitive jobs like law enforcement, driving or operating heavy machinery, or anyone working under state or federal contracts. The bill’s carve out is similar to policies recently adopted for public transit workers in Canada.
For everyone else, however, Williams’ bill would end the practice of testing potential employees for THC. With New York moving quickly toward adult-use legalization, Williams says “it doesn’t make sense that this would be something that would prevent someone from getting gainful employment.”
And Williams is correct. It doesn’t make much sense. The presence of THC in a person’s system can indicate if a person is under the influence of cannabis. But it can also be an indication merely of the fact that the person consumed cannabis at some point in the past. In short, testing positive has no definite relation to impairment or a person’s ability to perform their job safely. “If you ingest weed in whatever manner a month ago, I’m not sure how that prevents you from doing your job now,” Williams told NY Daily News.
Move to Ban Drug Testing Potential Employers Part of Larger Push to End Tests for THC
Councilman Williams isn’t the only member of City Council’s Progressive Caucus to introduce bills to eliminate tests for THC. Councilman Donovan Richards, who also heads the Council’s Public Safety Committee, sees an end to cannabis tests as a way to help reduce the city’s prison population. To that end, Richards will soon propose a bill to stop testing people on probationfor THC. “While we’re working to decrease the population in Rikers, we should be finding reasons to keep people out of the system, not more hurdles to trip them up and send them back,” Richards said. Richards’ proposal already has the backing of several ex-probation officers and a former district court judge.
A third bill takes aim at a little-known consequence of testing for THC: interventions by child protective services. When a person uses a public hospital in the city, they are very frequently screened for illicit substances. And if a parent tests positive for THC, public hospitals alert the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). From there, ACS can pass the information on to the NYPD and conduct their own investigations. These investigations can lead to parents losing custody of their children, just for testing positive for THC.
Councilman Antonio Reynoso wants to know how often that happens. His bill would require the city to keep data on the number of ACS investigations initiated due to a hospital alerting the agency about a positive drug test. That data wold include information about the income, race, gender, age and ethnicity of patients and the specific drug the test detected. It would also require the city to count how many times ACS referred data to the NYPD.
Last year, Transport Canada revealed that airplane travelers will be allowed to fly with cannabis in their cargo. This, of course, included a few stipulations. Among them: carry-on rules still apply for liquids, Canadians must be traveling to a domestic destination, and they couldn’t exceed 30 grams of cannabis on their person, which is the legal amount for personal use in Canada anyways.
But now, WestJet is giving Twitter recommendations to its Canadian passengers on how to fly with weed. WestJet is the second-largest Canadian airline carrier with service also extending to the United States, Europe, Central America, and beyond. Still, it’s rather odd to witness a major airline instructing passengers how to pack their stash properly.
Actually, what renders most odd here is WestJet’s inclusion of customs and immigrations. As Transport Canada has made clear, it’s not legal for Canadians or foreigners to transport cannabis across the border, if when traveling to a destination where cannabis is legal like Colorado. To be exact, this is probably WestJet’s social media manager giving out these recs, but that person still represents the company’s official public position.
A little digging also reveals a similar position stated on the company’s website. You can find the below text in a section advising passengers how to travel with certain medications, including medical marijuana.
WestJet does not require notification or documentation if you intend to travel with medical marijuana; however, local security, customs and immigration may have additional requirements, and may not recognize a guest’s authority to possess this drug. Penalties including fines, imprisonment or other criminal sanctions may apply.
The company’s website also repeats the advice of packing cannabis in an airtight container and allowing 30 extra minutes to clear security. But it also includes this line about unexpected diversions in flight plans: “It is your responsibility to ensure you are safely and legally transporting or possessing your medication, for all points in your travel, including unexpected stops in locations for a flight diversion.”R
The subtext is clear: If your domestic flight has to cross the border into the United States, and cannabis is found on your person, WestJet is not liable for any penalties you may incur. Canada’s transport minister warned that international passengers must abide by their country of destination in an interview with Global News.
WestJet also joined Air Canada last year in banning cannabis usage for employees in “safety-sensitive positions,” even when those employees aren’t working. A spokeswoman revealed that cannabis is being treated differently than alcohol for those employees, as guidelines stipulate those in “safety-sensitive positions” not consume alcohol within 12 hours of starting their shift.Like what you see? Subscribe to our Editor’s ChoiceNewsletter and get the best of The Fresh Toast, chosen by our Editor-In-Chief, delivered right to your inbox!
For the everyday cannabis enthusiast, working in a pot shop is the dream job. Surrounded by the best of green, being able to educate others on your passion. The dream job. When Canada legalized cannabis back in October. Many Canadians across the country took up careers in cannabis. Just like any business, there is more to the industry than meets the eye. Like an iceberg. 90% of the iceberg is underwater, we only see 10% of the actual structure in front of us. How much are we not seeing when it comes to cannabis jobs? And are you applying for the right job for you and your lifestyle.
Starting out the people we see first, the people behind the counter. The people who greet your happy ass right off the get go, and put a smile on your face. It’s the people who say thank you, hand you your legal bag of green and may even shake your hand. It’s the people who remember your name, your face, your favorite strain, your story. It’s the retail people. This job is for the people who are people oriented. Able to keep a smile on their faces 8 hours of the day. For the people who love to put themselves in the public eye, out i the open.
Budtender Jasmine Maimone (cq) behind the counter at a LiveGreen Cannabis store in Denver, Colorado, Monday, July 21, 2014. Photo by Matt Nager
Retail jobs aren’t for the faint of heart. Its long hours of constantly pleasing people. Knowing when you cannot win an argument and solving problems before a problem happens. But yet without the people behind the counter a store wouldn’t really function. If you are looking to get your foot in the door. Retail is a great way to start, the pay is good the job is good. Your hands on learning without going to school. And of course this can all lead you to some pretty high end jobs. Where you may or may not need schooling. As for retail experience – When it comes to cannabis the better knowledge the better chance at receiving a job offer. But you can find some businesses are more the happy to take on a willing and dedicated individual to train. But with standard retail job. Having some experience in sales, POS (point of sales) and a good retail reference is asked for. And you can’t forget about the AGLC. The cannabis licensing stamp of approval. Basically saying that you are not an immature 18 year old (or older) and can handle working in this kind of environment. With the right experience you could land one of the higher job titles. Manager, shift manager, key holder, assistant manager or if you played your cards right you could even have the title. Store owner.
Retail isn’t the only job that is booming in this amazing industry. If you have a green thumb, you may want to look into being a clipper. In other words a marijuana trimmer. For this sweet smelling job, you have to be someone who likes getting their fingers sticky. This is the job for the person who would rather sit back behind closed doors out of public eye. Touch, smell and eye f*** every blessed bud that comes his or her way.And with grace, ease and skill trim down.
This is definitely the job for the person who is looking to gain the skills and knowledge of growing and or starting their own cannabis crop. This is a great hands on learn as you go job. But it doesn’t hurt to have a little knowledge in how to trim, how to handle properly, how to accurately weigh and not to mention a long day at a “ tedious task”. Mental preparedness for this job. If your shooting for the big time jobs. And i don’t mean working for anyone. I mean working for yourself. Owning starting and creating a business. This is what people dream of doing. But can’t actually do because of the hard work that comes with owning and creating their own business. This is the job for the creators. For the visionaries. For the people who are sick of working for someone else. For the people who want to say “ This is MY business”. If this is your dream you can do it.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you you cannot. But this take a little more than just being people friendly, trimmer smart or manager qualified. This job is about being able to see what your target market needs, what your special gift is and how to stand out amongst all the corporate owned businesses across the country. Are you online based? Small town based? Do you specialize in one strain only? Do you specialize in a new waky form of trimming that makes the bud pop out so hard it makes you cream your panties? There are a few hoops you have to get through to get to the top of the charts in the business world. But if you have what it takes you can rise to any corporate owned business and come out as number one. You have to have that something special that no one else has. That drive that push that uniqueness to bring to world. Like finding any carrier. Knowing what you want out of your job, what your willing to put up with and the hours you want to work.
All play a factor on finding the perfect job for you and your lifestyle. Once you narrow it down to the perfect fit, you now have the pleasure of finding the perfect business to work for. Or take over. Somethings to think about when you begin your search. Are you looking to relocate? Are you willing to relocate? Are you looking for a large company? Or would you rather work for a small locally owned store where you see the same 5 people every day?
Choose wisely my friends. Your job is where you spend a good 80% of your life.
If you use cannabis and cannabis products, there’s a good chance that you’re already incorporating the herb to improve on your health. From increasing your appetite to helping you get a good night’s rest, medical marijuana does wonders. What if you want to step up your health awareness a notch for the new year, though? There are great ways to do so using cannabis. Here are just six.
Use Cannabis Infused Salves Both Pre And Post Workout
Your muscles are bound to get sore if you’re pushing yourself, but using a preventative measure like rubbing them down with THC, CBD or a combo infusion before and after a workout, you’ll be well on your way to greater comfort and better training. When using topicals, even if infused with activated THC, they won’t alter your mind, and therefore are great for when you really want to push yourself or even if you’re just out having active fun.
Cut Some Of The Sugar Out Of Your Edibles
Research your local dispensaries before going for edibles. No matter how good the chocolates and caramels and creams taste, they really should be eaten in moderation. No one’s going crazy and saying to cut them out completely, but maybe look for the pot infused granola next time or make your own at home where you have total control over the ingredients.
Microdose And Stretch
From yoga to pre and post workout, stretching is one of the healthiest activities we can participate in as human beings. Get that extra inch of stretch in and let yourself feel the burn by either taking a very small amount of marijuana in edible or tincture form, like 5 mg or less, an hour before stretching or by having a puff off of your vape pen or pipe right before. The added stimulation will have you in the zone.
Bring Your Vape Pen On A Brisk Walk
Some of the best parts about vape pens are that they’re very portable and non-intrusive, whereas a billowing cloud of smoke can be off-putting in public, not to mention pretty much illegal. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, though and use the vape as a reward system by taking a draw per mile or whatever dosage you’re comfortable with.
DIY THC Creams And Other Infusions
Cannabis is so very versatile, it can go into just about anything with a carrier oil or other carrier substance. Making your own at home, whether it be salve for sore muscles or healthy, love baked goodies, means that you have full control over what goes into the infusion, and therefore what goes into your system.
Cut Back On The Netflix And Chill Seshes
Again, this isn’t a habit that one must “kick,” but if you find yourself chilling on the couch getting stoned more often than you find yourself outdoors or making art or otherwise improving upon your various forms of health, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your schedule and make some more time for seshing in the above ways or in any way that makes you feel better about yourself from the inside out.
has that friend who is a huge stoner, but also super productive. Those people
are rare but awesome. If you have a friend like that, you probably want to get
them a really special Christmas present. Why not make them a special stoner
are a few suggestions for the perfect career kit that no successful stoner
should be without.
A tin and lighter
Amazon suggests a tin and lighter they can
keep with them at all times. That way, it’s all stocked, and they will always
have something to light their cannabis with. To be extra thorough, add some
rolling papers. To be extra nice, add some actual flower.
A Hemp Wick and Cleaner
Etsy also has some really cool kits, including one with a bowl
cleaner and hemp wick. Chances are, your career stoner friend has a type-A
personality and likes to keep things super clean. This will help!
is a must! Get something to keep their eyes clear while at work, and no one
will ever know their stoney ways!
is another must. You can even throw in a few kinds: something to keep the kit
smelling minty fresh and another one they can spray after a smoke sesh.
know those handy little coolers for lunchboxes? Get one for their edibles. They
will definitely thank you!