Getting Paid For Smoking Pot - Isn't This the Dream Job?

Soft Secrets
09 Jun 2021

The company also wants someone who has a full understanding of cannabis culture and how things are going.

For three months, one lucky intern in a Californian cannabis company will be able to have fun testing from a batch of 600 pot products and get some bucks for it. The job will pay $15 an hour for up to 16 hours a week. 

Earlier this June, the Los Angeles-based weed delivery service Emjay announced a paid internship position where the candidate's main tasks will be to test cannabis products and write reviews. 

CEO Chris Vaughn told USA Today his cannabis company had a successful 2020, is growing, and wants to "transfer that into a really fun experience." Vaughn said his company wants to know what the experience is like to sell for customers in times when there is an increased diversification of cannabis products. 

"We have to be trying these new products. We have to see what's good and what we think people will like. We have to write reviews about these things. It would be an amazing summer internship at a company," Vaughn said.  Applying for the job, applicants are required to submit a one-page writing sample or a video shorter than 4 minutes and 20 seconds detailing why they are the perfect person for the role. 

Other eligibility criteria include being of at least 21 years of age and a resident of California. The company also wants someone who has a full understanding of cannabis culture and how things are going. 

"Edibles, vapes, flower, and more-- the types of products will run the spectrum. The person in this role should understand cannabis culture, what makes consumers tick, and be able to describe Emjay’s ever-evolving menu of product offerings," reads the job description.

"It's really somebody who is very in tune with how certain things impact their body. It's someone who's really in tune with effects, but more importantly, is very clearly able to communicate, write down the exact impact and effect of any given product," Vaughn said. For those wondering, the hours on the clock won't just be for trying any and all of the cannabis products one by one.

Vaughn said the daily amount of testing will depend on what the intern is using because some products give euphoric high while others can act as a sleeping pill. 

Emjay specializes in the delivery of premium cannabis products—flowers, joints, vape pens, pre-rolls, edibles, concentrates, and paraphernalia—in the area of Los Angeles. It serves both medical users and recreational dabblers. The company recently expanded also with a second retail store located in the San Diego area. Its call for a cannabis tester follows a trend where various cannabis operators ranging from retailers, publishers, and science labs are hiring personnel who will try out products and report on the effects of that product as a part-time or full-time job. The pay for these jobs is decent, and the job definitely requires to be high. 

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