Weed isn’t exactly known for inspiring ambition. Given the choice, wouldn’t you pick pot over employment any day of the week? But everyone needs a job, especially if they have marijuana to pay for.

In that spirit, here are some of the best gigs a stoner could ever land. They provide money, weed and, maybe most important, time to toke. Take a read and then see if anyone’s hiring.

1. Blogger


As with any great job, blogging is all about you. Your hours, your topics, your opinions. And that gives you lots of room to enjoy some weed while you work.

Write about anything you want. Hell, if you can’t think of anything else interesting, write about pot. The audience for marijuana news is exploding, and you’ll never run out of things to cover.

2. Chef


Combine your love for the drug with the munchies it creates. Whether you cook for a straight audience or bake marijuana edibles, you start at the bottom and cook your way up.

Just think of all the food! With a day job you take home at night, you’ll always have access to the very best munchies on the market. No more Cheetos for you.

3. Artist


Granted, this isn’t an elevator you can grab at the ground floor; good art requires talent and incredible determination. But the rewards are obvious.

Art, like weed, puts you in direct contact with life’s deeper meanings. Some of the world’s great artists were high or drunk when they worked, a fact that isn’t surprising when you consider the turbulent souls this career attracts.

4. Cultivator

Marijuana has a way of turning even stubborn thumbs green. If you’ve always wanted a garden but never had a reason good enough to overcome your terrible record with plants, here’s your excuse.

Weed cultivation is now legal in 32 states. In Colorado or Washington, you could try to get a license allowing you to grow for recreational pot shops, while in the other 30 states only medical pot is allowed. Bureaucratic hurdles are high, but if you can clear them this is a great way to stay in touch with your favorite plant.

5. Budtender

dispensary sign

Because sometimes you do need an excuse to hang around with cannabis all day. Dispensary work is harder to get in some places than others, and you can’t easily judge where that would be. California is notorious for its open dispensary rules, yet many local communities there have banned the shops.

Still, nothing gives credibility to a stoner like a job at a pot shop. Wow your friends with your knowledge of marijuana and all the latest trends. And always have something fresh at hand.

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Ben Walker writes for Stoner Things, covering the cannabis culture from a unique perspective. He doesn't just offer insights into the world of weed, but also provides hands-on reviews and tutorials for the latest products. With a decade of experience spanning cultivation and market trends, Ben advocates for informed and responsible cannabis use. His work goes beyond navigating the ever-changing cannabis landscape; it's about education and community development done right, coming from a place of knowledge and respect. If you want to stay up-to-date with cannabis trends and learn from an experienced guide, Ben's work is an invaluable resource.


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