In the past week I have interviewed approximately 50 people for 7 available positions at the Dispensary. Of those 50 people I would estimate to say about 4 were qualified.
It’s not that I don’t know that the Cannabis business is a new industry and there isn’t much education available for the marijuana business. It’s that I know ignorance is not an excuse to come unprepared for an opportunity. Whether you do online classes or you Google the heck out of as much information as you can get your hands on, which is what I did, there is no excuse for not being prepared.
Anything worth having is worth sacrificing for. That includes this estimated Billion Dollar industry. Each time I have a conversation with someone about how to get into the business, I give them homework. Read!! Study, and get prepared. I say, study the codes, read on how marijuana relates to patients, learn the Terpenes understand the math and be aware of the different forms marijuana comes and can be used for dosing.
These are the things I study everyday. I don’t pretend to know everything but what i do know is, I study as a habit. Even in my down time I am reading or watching videos. The marijuana industry is constantly evolving so quickly till it seems last month’s info is already obsolete..
I want as many minorities to infiltrate this business but it won’t be easy. I know that I am privileged to work in a black owned dispensary and that my owners are comfortable doing business and establishing business relationships with other minorities. I also realize that sometimes I can be spoiled, but I assure you I do not feel entitled.
Pursue what you want. When someone asks you do you know how marijuana relates to patients Be able to say more than “Indica helps you go down and Sativa makes you feel awake.” Know WHY the Indica and sativa work for which ailment.
I know I am a little preachy in this blog but information leads to opportunities and I want you to GET YOURS!!!