Types of jobs in cannabis

The cannabis industry focuses on four main sectors—cultivation, lab/extraction, manufacturing and retail. Businesses that own all areas of their production are called vertically integrated cannabis businesses. We chose to focus on these four segments of the industry because they include the most cannabis-specific roles. Cultivation The cannabis plant starts in cultivation facilities, wherehorticulturists grow the […]

Manufacturing Professions & Occupations

Manufacturing Professions & Occupations Manufacturing operations package and prepare cannabis products for sale. Common positions in manufacturing include VP of producing, Production Supervisor, Product Technician, Edibles Specialist and Packager. VP of Manufacturing The VP of producing is primarily responsible for ensuring projects start and finish on time by overseeing product development of quality goods. Production […]

Lab/Extraction Professions & Occupations

Lab/Extraction Professions & Occupations Lab/extraction operations are the facilities where cannabis testing and extraction take place. Common positions in lab/ extraction include Director of Extraction, Extraction Manager, Quality Manager, Compliance Manager and Chemist. Director of Extraction The Director of Extraction, also known as the Lab Director, owns the development of post-harvest processes, performs chemical analysis […]

Cultivation Professions & Occupations

Cultivation Professions & Occupations Cultivation professions and operations are the facilities where cannabis plants grow to maturation. Common positions in cultivation include Director of Cultivation, Grow Manager, Grower/Horticulturist and Trimmer. The Director of Cultivation The Director of Cultivation is responsible for overseeing operations of all cultivation facilities, managing cultivation agents, establishing standard operating procedures and […]