Yo, what’s up? It’s your boy Dan, and I’m here to tell you about some dope jobs in the cannabis industry. Recently, Cannamedical, a German medical cannabis company, announced that they’re looking for an employee who’s interested in a quality assurance job. It’s like being a sommelier for weed instead of wine. Cannamedical distributes weed to pharmacies around Germany, and they need someone who can “smell, feel and smoke” their products.
But here’s the catch – the person has to be an existing medical cannabis patient in Germany with a license to legally smoke marijuana. If you’re lucky enough to get hired, Cannamedical is willing to pay up to $142,000 a year. They also want you to help develop their portfolio and evaluate cannabis strains based on set criteria.
Cannamedical just inked a second agreement with Little Green Pharma, a Danish company, to supply SMS exclusively. They’ll sell it in Germany as long as they meet the minimum quantity for every 6 months.
Germany legalized medical marijuana in 2017, but patients need a license and have to meet certain requirements. The government plans to legalize recreational marijuana in October 2022. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach proposed a 12-page plan that would allow complete cultivation within Germany so they wouldn’t have to rely on exports. If this plan is finalized, all cannabis would have to be produced domestically for consumption of the adult-use market. There will likely be issues with supply shortages even if cultivators do their best to provide the supplies they need.
Lauterbach says that four million residents were able to consume marijuana in 2021 alone, and a quarter of those aged 18-24 consumed it. He believes that young people should be protected against accessing cannabis from the black market.
Berlin is studying the impact of marijuana use in countries where it’s already legal and expects results this year. The European Union insists there are health risks involved and cites a study by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction that 80,000 people had to sign up for rehabilitation in the region due to cannabis use back in 2020. Almost half of those people encountered problems with using cannabis for the first time.
Many international companies have already inked deals with Germany. High Tide, a Canadian cannabis company, just signed a deal with Sanity Group, a German life and health science company. Tilray is said to be the biggest cannabis company in Germany at the moment. Other big international players in Germany include Aurora Cannabis, Khiron, and Canopy Growth.
So if you’re interested in working in the cannabis industry or just want to enjoy some legal weed in Germany, keep your eyes open for more developments!