After California legalized recreational marijuana, I moved to San Francisco to work in the cannabis industry.
I thought it would be a lot of fun to work in the Cannabis industry and I was right.
I moved to the city about six months after the laws were changed. I went to high school with a guy that was living in an apartment right outside of San Francisco. I agreed to split the rent and utilities for a spot on the couch. The apartment was small, but it’s all he could afford since he was living so close to San Francisco. I found a job at a cannabis dispensary a few days after I arrived. It honestly didn’t take too much work to find a job. Since I didn’t have a criminal record or anything on my background, nothing kept me from working in the dispensary. I worked as a budtender for six months and then the manager promoted me to a shift leader. A few months later, I was promoted to assistant manager. When the manager finally moved to a different position in the company, I took over that job. I earn a decent living and I also have retirement benefits, medical, and dental. I earn paid vacation time and I receive a huge discount on all of the recreational and medical marijuana supplies that I use. Most items are 40% off the retail price. Moving to San Francisco was a great idea. A lot of people can’t make it work, but I was lucky and had a little help from my friends.