There are some real cannabis workers who are doing well in the marijuana industry. These individuals are working quietly, growing their business while enjoying a passion for the marijuana plant. There are other cannabis workers that are hired by cannabis business owners and still enjoying their jobs. Some will often come from different backgrounds and yet switched to a cannabis career or marijuana job. Let’s meet the real cannabis workers below.
Nick Boppe: Head Grower
Nick Boppe is one of those cannabis workers. He was hired as a head marijuana grower at the Buddy Boy Farm, which is about thirty miles away from Spokane, Washington. Nick Boppe is 37 years old and has been working at the six hundred acre Buddy Boy Farm now for two years. Boppe used to work in construction for about two decades, but relocated to Washington, specifically as one of the cannabis workers at the Buddy Boy Farm. Nick loves his job now because it not only offers a steady paycheck, but he loves to work outdoors and he loves the idea that cannabis industry gives him a chance to grow. Nick says he finds it more enjoyable to farm outdoors. Nick boppe was born in Idaho. He went to the University of Montana where he graduated with a fine arts degree. He ended p in the landscaping and construction industry when he moved to the state of California from Montana. How did he get interested in the marijuana industry? Well, Nick worked in construction when he was in the Sierras. At that time, his job was building houses for people with medical cannabis cards, which legally permitted them to grow their own weed. He also had to build greenhouses for those people, helping them to maintain their cannabis gardens. He found out from doing this how much interest he had with growing weed. He felt that he was practicing and gaining experience. It took him two years to decide to change careers and that is when he went to Buddy Boy Farm as a head grower. He used what he learned in the Sierras to become an effective head grower.
Justin Walker: Cannatourism Entrepreneur
My 420 Tours is owned and operated by JJ Walker as well as Danny Schaefer who is the COO. The office is located at 3881 Street, #10, Denver Colorado. Both Walker and Schaefer begin their cannabis tourism business in April 2013. They organized tours that involved visits to marijuana dispensaries, and grow houses and marijuana joint rolling classes. At the time when they started the business, Walker was an event planner at the time and he saw a huge opportunity from the 4/20 marijuana events he saw growing in the city of Denver. He has a vision that once marijuana was legalized in Colorado, the industry would explode and he was right. He took an aggressive and proactive step by studying the marijuana laws to become familiar. Marijuana was legalized in January 2014 and that kick started the business as tourist began to come from all over for cannabis consumption in a private location. Walker went a step further to find a hotel downtown that had an open balcony and convinced the hotel manager to allow he and his business partner to book all of the rooms, just for the tourists who would attend the 4/20 event. Soon the two business owners could hire cannabis workers as the business started to grow and became successful.
Chris Moder: Extraction Tech
Chris Moder is an extraction tech for Dixie Elixirs located in Denver, Colorado. Chris Moder is one of those cannabis workers who has gained the experience over a period of six years, separating cannabinoids and have fun doing it. He went to Dixie Elixirs from a temp company and now he is the lead person operating the company’s extraction machine. He ended up at Dixie Elixirs when his future sister-in law called to tell him of an opening at the company where she was a chef. She knew that he was interested in the cannabis industry. He started as a packager, then to creating infused edibles and now an extractor.
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