One of the greatest joys in life is looking at your bank balance and not seeing $0.00. To get paid you must work, and in this economy you must work hard. Ever find yourself wishing that you could abandon all responsibility, move to the mountains, and spend the rest of your life smoking weed and eating unlimited tacos?
We all wish that, look at this way, that fake news story ‘NASA will pay you $18,000 to smoke weed and do nothing’ went viral fast.
Since NASA is not paying people to smoke weed all day, are there other ways to make money from weed?
Today, marijuana is legal in more than 29 states. Because of that, over 100,000 people in the US are employed in the cannabis industry. It is expected that by 2025, there will be more than 1 million cannabis jobs. Here is the thing, the legal cannabis industry is still in its infancy, meaning, now is the time to join.
The question you have is. where do I start?
Start a Marijuana Dispensary or Grow Facility
In your head, starting a business sounds easy, but in reality, it is not. What you should know about starting you own marijuana growing facility or dispensary is. Ignorance of what is going on in the industry will lead to failure, why?
On the federal level, cannabis is still illegal. As a consequence of that, if your business fails to pick up, you can’t hide behind bankruptcy to protect it, also, the government can shut you down at any time, finding funding for your business can be problematic and failing to follow the rules set by the FDA may land you behind bars.
There are two ways to start a cannabis grow facility or dispensary, you can either do it legally or illegally. If you choose the second option, you should read state laws and possible defenses you can use to keep yourself out of jail.
Start a Bakery
If you have skills in the kitchen, why not get paid for it?
The reason why you should consider going into the food business is. It is very easy to differentiate your product. That means that, in theory, if you make something that has weed in it and people like it, you might become a millionaire somewhere in the future.
I know, it seems like I’m dangling carrots in your face, but hear me out; eating is a basic human need. Without food we would all be dead. Humans like things that taste good and some like to get high. If you fulfill that need (get them fed and high) they will give you money.
Become a Professional Marijuana Grower
To become a farmer all you have to do is learn what plants need to grow. That means that, you don’t need a degree to become a farmer.
Remember that old saying “practice makes perfect”?
You must understand that many states restrict the number of dispensaries and cultivators, as a consequence of that, getting a license to grow marijuana can be problematic. If you have the resources, you can find yourself a lawyer to help you through the process.
The good thing about marijuana is, under the right conditions, cannabis plants can grow anywhere. However, to ensure the quality of your product you must learn how to pick the right seeds, what different strains of weed need, how to take care of your plants and when to harvest. All that will require some practice, so start right now.
To avoid legal problems while learning, keep the amount of marijuana plants in your home below 6 plants or below your state’s legal requirement.
The point is, if you know your shit, people will pay you!