Cannabis Industry Calls For Scientists

Dec. 4, 2017
The burgeoning marijuana industry holds job opportunities for biochemists.

The growing marijuana industry holds career potential for those holding a chemistry or other science degree, according to an article from Entrepreneur. While a good number of cannabis industry jobs still require little training and offer modest compensation, opportunities for in-demand scientists are reportedly much more lucrative.

According to the article, perhaps the greatest opportunities are for master extractors tasked with removing the active chemical ingredients in marijuana, THC and CBD or cannabidiol, which are used to create a variety of products.  Salaries for master extractors can reportedly reach $250,000 a year.  Scientists are also needed in other areas including medical genomics, pharmaceuticals and agricultural services, says Entrepreneur. The article notes that Northern Michigan University now offers a degree program in medical plant chemistry.

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