How to Get Your Ideal Cannabis Farm Job

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The cannabis industry is creating thousands of jobs each year. There are opportunities for direct sales, on-the-road careers, and cannabis farm jobs, just to name a few. This influx of new cannabis seasonal jobs is often called the Green Revolution and we expect it to grow as time goes on and legislation continues in favor of the industry.

What kind of jobs are available?

Cannabis farm jobs, cannabis harvest jobs, cannabis seasonal jobs . . . any cannabis career you desire is likely available within the cannabis space. Many people searching for a career change look to the budding industry as a place to start something new in a thriving space.

Let’s take a moment to look at a couple positions you might consider.

Cannabis Harvest Jobs

Keep in mind that getting a cannabis harvest job will result in you having to deal with some of the hardships that cannabis businesses deal with, albeit on a smaller scale. Cannabis sales are still not legal at the federal level. For that reason, this industry is not for the faint of heart.

With more than thirty states making medical marijuana use legal, the tide is definitely shifting toward a more accepting attitude of employees in the cannabis industry. Pressure is mounting on the federal government to reverse the archaic laws that caused cannabis prohibition.

Cannabis Trimmer Positions

If you want to work hands on with marijuana, but have never worked with it before, consider a job as a trimmer. As a trimmer, you will cut the buds from the stems, and trim away the leaves. Trimming is often an entry-level position. Trimmers are often in high demand when the farms are ready to harvest large crops, so trimming is often available as a seasonal cannabis job.

Many trimmers have moved up into higher level cannabis farm jobs such as harvester or cultivator. In these cannabis harvest positions people work with the plants themselves. They ensure optimal growing conditions in a group effort to create the best possible product. Because of its great climate and growing conditions, along with its status as one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, California is considered one of the best states to find cannabis harvest jobs.

Cannabis cultivation can often be a demanding physical job. Trimmers are working with their hands and fingers for several hours away and often experience sore muscles at the end of the day. Harvesters and cultivators are moving a lot, overseeing large areas of plant production. Just like gardeners and landscapers, these cannabis farm workers are expected to put in hours of physical labor every day.

Look for Professionalism

As with any job, your safety and job satisfaction rely on the professionalism of your employers. When searching for a cannabis farm job, take note of your bosses. Do they act in a professional manner? Because employees are working with a highly regulated substance workers, cannabis workers need to be especially professional and serious about their work. If an employer gives you a bad vibe, run. That being said, there are a ton of opportunities available for people looking for cannabis jobs.

Find Your Cannabis Farm Job

From seasonable cannabis jobs to those that require full-time employment, cannabis career options are endless. Due to its shady past you won’t see it featured regularly in the columns of Forbes, but, make no mistake, cannabis is a booming business in the United States.

You won’t find many of these cannabis production jobs listed on traditional career sites. Just like every other roadblock, the cannabis industry has found a way around the problem of job sites not wanting to feature cannabis work by creating specialized career sites just for cannabis farm jobs and office work.

You can search for diverse cannabis jobs at some of these sites, among others:

Of course, we always recommend networking with cannabis business owners as the best way to find your preferred cannabis position. Join us for a CannaCon event in your area and you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the industry and talk about your employment options with cannabis business owners from across the nation. Register today!


  1. Mike on March 17, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    I am looking to relocate to Colorado but im interested in thebud businesss.ill have 3 weeks residency I am 54 and a hard worker that would like the challenges. Please return. Tsk Mike

  2. Hal on July 10, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    I would like to become a seasonal farm hand, out of work right now and I live in Ohio if there’s any spots available thanks

  3. Todd on September 14, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    I have much to contribute. I don’t like bullshit and I know what it takes . I have worked in GMP more than 10 years. I want to learn new things but most of all people love me. So I’m trying to sell myself here just to get a phone call. What do you say.

    • Jacob wells on January 3, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      have you got any luck because I’ll join you my dude.

      • Pete on April 24, 2021 at 11:43 am

        I’m looking for a Master Cannabis Grower. If anyones knows someone, please tell them to respond to [email protected]
        The work will be in Colorado.

    • Felix k. on May 9, 2021 at 11:20 pm

      Yes me too. I’d like to hear if you got a job here. I’d like to join too

  4. Kris on November 18, 2020 at 10:42 am

    I’d love to join you Mike, in about 1.5 years when teen is off to college! I want to be a hippie, of sorts, at the ripe ole age of 53.

  5. David S Thomas on December 16, 2020 at 11:41 am

    I have always DREAMED of workin the farm. Im willing to work wherever needed!! 46 strong and hardworker

  6. Celeste Ingalls on January 29, 2021 at 9:03 am

    51 year old …athletic go getter single white female who just lost her 6 year old special needs daughter, Lena. I want to focus myself 100 percent on working the land of a cannabis farm. I currently reside in the foothills of NC but can relocate if necessary. Thku for your time. CANNABIS HEALS!

  7. Dénes on April 30, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Hey! I’m a student from Romania. I learn classical music and I love it, but not interested in online studying… I want to work some years, and learn about the plants and growing. Thanks for your Time!

  8. Matthew Porter on May 6, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Looking to get into the cannabis industry. 32, willing to learn, work hard, an gain any certifications I need in order to be a helpful part of maintaining an growing the business.

  9. Frankie D on August 5, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Middle-aged, unemployed genius here: 40 years in the restaurant industry, strong management experience and a strong desire to chuck all that shit and work a harvest along with my wife. We wish to work hard, enjoy the outdoors, work with cool people and make some money. We’re in Pierce County in Washington state and ready to go.

    • Andrea Greiner on September 19, 2022 at 11:36 am

      My significant other and I are both looking to work on a cannabis farm. I’m 26 and he’s 23. We are already in the process of relocating, so that’s not an issue. We are both hard workers. ☺️

  10. Randal S Mick on May 11, 2023 at 7:56 am

    I have been involved in cannabis for decades. I am a skilled grower with a hard work ethic. Both me and my wife are willing to relocate from WV. I have run various large projects and have organizational skills that are required for large grows. Please contact me at ########## or [email protected] and thank you for consideration.

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