How to get work on legit medical marijuana farm in Northern California?

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September 6, 2010
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September 6, 2010
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xitsmike asked:

I was inspired after reading the New Yorker article about the medical marijuana economy in California. I have always wanted to find work that will make me happy, which for me would be doing something where I produce something of value to society through my own skill, intelligence, and labor; something that does not contribute to corporate profit-earning or harming people or the planet; and where others are friendly and like-minded. I am not an avid smoker – barely an occasional one – but I want to work for a marijuana grower in northern CA.

Does anyone know how – or know of anyone who does or has done it – I would go about getting into the work. I am not talking about a temporary stint picking and carrying the stuff, or working in a basement operation, but actually living on land with an outdoor crop and working the land from start to finish. From what I understand there are many which operate more or less legally by CA law and supply the medical shops.

Please do not flame this post. I don’t care what your opinion of the idea is, so please only answer if you know about finding work.


  1. krm614 says:

    The only thing I can think of to suggest is to contact your local county/city government to find out what the laws are and if your community would allow it. Or you could contact one of the companies that uses these farmers and ask them how to go about doing it. My guess would be that the Government is controlling these farms because I am sure a lot of security would be necessary. Good luck with whatever you decide to do!

  2. John P says:

    Go to school and become an botanist.

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  4. Cecil says:

    There are plenty of ways to produce something of value to society. If I wanted to work on a farm Id go and get some horticulture/agriculture qualifications and stay clear of “less legally” run operations.