On a sunny afternoon in Vancouver, a former bank software expert, a temp, a nurse and a restaurant worker kept their hands busy as they chatted about why they left their old jobs and decided to try something new.
The group, all bud trimmers at Cedar Creek Cannabis, are starting out on the ground floor of the emerging legal marijuana industry, which they see as a fun and fascinating career opportunity.
The entry-level jobs, which include removing leaves and stems from more potent marijuana flower buds, generally pay between $12 and $15 an hour — far more than most entry-level positions in other fields. And with experience, the employees can move up to other careers such as gardeners or concentrate makers that pay even more comfortable salaries in the $50,000 to $90,000 range.
– Read the entire article at The Columbian.