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Colorado marijuana growing jobs

New cannabis laws allowing commercial delivery and social consumption are set to expand the industry’s job market.

Colorado, one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use, has a ton of cannabis-related job opportunities. In 2019, the state earned $1.77 billion in revenue. Over 34,700 residents had a full-time cannabis job and the number keeps growing.

Dispensary Jobs in Colorado

Entry-level job cannabis job applicants can choose from various jobs such as budtender, trimmer, delivery driver, and packager. An advanced degree may be required for some cannabis testing, cultivation, and extraction positions, but not always.

Here’s what you can and can’t do in Colorado, in regards to medicinal and recreational marijuana use.

How to Get a MED Badge to Work

Cannabis extraction technicians must have experience working in a lab setting and knowledge about cannabis or chemistry. Extraction technicians must be familiar with various extraction methods using hydrocarbons, CO2, and ethanol. Extraction technicians are responsible for preparing and operating the equipment to produce extracts.

Colorado marijuana growing jobs

“The Cannabis Business Office shows our administration’s focus on growing this thriving industry that supports jobs and our economy,” said Gov. Jared Polis in a statement. “This office will offer tools like technical help and improve access to money for businesses. Where the federal government has fallen behind, Colorado will lead. Colorado is, and always has been, the best place to live, work, grow and sell cannabis.”

File photo of marijuana plants. (credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado is launching a new Cannabis Business Office that will be within the Business Support and Rural Prosperity division. The new office will be funded by the marijuana tax cash fund.

The office will create new economic development opportunities, jobs and community growth in the cannabis industry.

According to the State of Colorado, the Cannabis Business Office will: