Wondering how you can cultivate a career and find out who’s hiring in the medical marijuana industry in South Dakota? My Marijuana Card is here to help!
Now that medical marijuana is legal in South Dakota and Senate Bill IM 26 was able to clear court barriers, and we now have January 1, 2022, as the effective date for medicinal marijuana legislation in South Dakota, the jobs available in the cannabis industry are beginning to expand.
Most people used to feel that working with marijuana meant a ‘dark side’ career or a hidden grow operation until at least the last decade or two, but times have changed. Cannabis is now the fastest-growing business in the United States, with thousands of new jobs created each year, with South Dakota being one of the newest markets! Cannabis jobs will continue to be created at a record-breaking rate as medical marijuana becomes more mainstream and recreational cannabis consumption is allowed in an increasing number of states.
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What types of jobs are available in the medical marijuana industry?
Regardless of your background, or experience level, there is a spot for everyone in the cannabis industry! Here are a few of the jobs you might be interested in exploring and hopefully growing your career in cannabis with.
Typically, this is an entry-level position in the industry. Being a budtender or any member of the dispensary team is a great way to get your foot in the door and start exploring the world of cannabis. Budtenders are in charge of informing customers about cannabis products’ effects, benefits, and overall experience. Being at the dispensary allows Budtenders to interact individually with patients to learn more about their conditions and treatment goals and to find the right cannabis products to help. While budtenders are often not medically qualified, they act as crucial guides to using cannabis products and customize their customer and patient service to various levels of experience. This is a great way to gain a lot of product knowledge, understand market trends, and learn how to navigate the retail side of cannabis. This position can lead to more opportunities within the cannabis retail space, and more within the industry.
If you are looking to get into the growing side of things, cultivation is where you need to be! From planting until harvest, and from harvest to drying and processing the plants for shipment to the processing facility, the Cultivation Technician is responsible for the daily care of medical marijuana plants. Cultivation Technicians provide exceptional care and attention to the plants’ developing process, which includes pruning, trimming, watering, and delivering nutrients, from clone to harvest. The Cultivation Technician helps with the harvesting and processing of the plants, including hanging, curing, and packaging. This position often requires meticulous recordkeeping and rigorous adherence to the company’s operating processes as well as state regulations. Working in cultivation is a great way to begin your journey in the cannabis space. Typically, workers start as trimmers and work their way up through the ranks until they reach the position of assistant grower and beyond.
Medical Marijuana Sales
This role demands someone who is passionate about cannabis and the industry’s growth. Selling a product in which you have no faith will result in low sales and strained relationships. Sales representatives must have extensive customer service experience and the ability to form and maintain new relationships with emerging businesses and individuals. Creating and maintaining good relationships with different cannabis cultivators and distributors is one of the most critical responsibilities of a product salesperson. When it comes to becoming a cannabis product sales representative, there are several options. Many third-party edible and concentrate producers, for example, require an in-house sales team to push their products into dispensaries. This is an excellent path to go for someone who is passionate about a specific product. A third-party vendor’s sales representative is in charge of marketing the company’s products. They are in charge of knowing everything there is to know about that vendor’s products. You don’t need to know about THC concentrates if you’re only interested in edibles. However, there is a cannabis sales career that necessitates familiarity with all marijuana products, such as becoming a marijuana sales representative.
Medical Marijuana Marketing
Marketing jobs are sometimes viewed as the more “fun” or “creative” cannabis jobs in the industry. Medical marijuana marketing positions cover a wide range of marketing functions, such as advertising, branding, digital marketing, social media, and event management. Marketing coordinators must be organized and great multitaskers. They must be someone who is able to handle many diverse projects at once and meet tight deadlines. A marketing coordinator will develop, execute, and implement various marketing strategies and campaigns for the company. Even though marketing can be seen as more of a creative role, it also has an emphasis on achieving quantifiable goals to measure the effectiveness of the campaigns and use data to improve future efforts.
Medical Marijuana Edible Chef
As a medical marijuana chef, you are responsible for preparing and cooking cannabis-infused edible products in a manufacturing department’s kitchen. The edible chef also assists in maintaining and ensuring compliance with cannabis production and kitchen schedules while operating equipment and supplies safely and efficiently. There are a wide variety of edible products available throughout the cannabis industry, which can make this a desirable position for someone looking to begin or expand upon their knowledge in the cannabis kitchen!
Open Positions in South Dakota’s Medical Marijuana Industry
Are you searching for medical marijuana jobs in South Dakota? We’d love to find a place for you! Listed below, you will find a list of open positions now hiring in South Dakota.
Cannabis Cultivator, Genesis Farms LLC – Box Elder, SD
Retail Inventory Associate, Ayr Wellness – Watertown, SD
CBD Sales Associate, HMP Brands – South Dakota
APRN or PA, My Marijuana Cards – South Dakota
How to Get Your Medical Marijuana in South Dakota
In order to qualify for a medical marijuana card in South Dakota, patients must be diagnosed with/have a “chronic or severe illness or medical condition” to be approved. Included are:
If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact us by phone at (605)961-5711 through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IM 26 mandates that patients in South Dakota who want to use medicinal marijuana must first get a registration card from the state. However, in order to get this card, you must first obtain certification from a doctor registered to recommend medical marijuana with the SD medical cannabis program. Check with your doctor to see whether he or she is registered with the state and is willing to certify you for medical cannabis.
Fortunate enough, My Marijuana Cards and its team of physicians are ready and willing to certify you for South Dakota Medical Cannabis Card. We are proud to be your resource for all things cannabis.
In order to Qualify You Must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Patients under 18 years of age must have parental consent and be assigned a caregiver.
- South Dakota resident with proof of residency. Acceptable proof of Residency:
- Valid South Dakota driver’s license
- Valid State ID card
- Tribal Identification Card
- SD Student Identification Card
We have telemedicine appointments available so you can meet with one of our doctors right from the comfort of your own home using your phone, computer, or tablet. Give us a call at (605)961-5711 to learn more, or schedule your South Dakota medical marijuana appointment online today! If you are not interested in telemedicine appointments, we do have upcoming clinics happening near you this summer:
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