So you are thrilled that New York has approved the recreational use of marijuana and cannabis? Are you trying to be a part of it? Do you want to be a retailer? Do you want to work in the field?

What types of jobs are available and do you need any training? There are many aspects of the cannabis trade that you can work in, but the training? How can you get additional training?

How can you get Cannabis Certifications in New York State? Are their really jobs in weed available?

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There are so many different positions that are going to be available when recreational use begins officially in New York State. You can approach the field from the agricultural aspect as farmers and persons to work in the growing/harvesting process, all the way to the persons helping to sell the products at a retail level.

Can you just work in the cannabis field without additional training?

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The answer to that question is 'most definitely.' Almost every job has an avenue that you can work hard from the start and continue to advance through the business. That is just one way. Plus, there are programs or courses that you can take, online and in-person, to help make yourself a more 'well-rounded' potential employee.

Where can you find these either online or in-person cannabis training options?

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Believe it or not, there are a few places online where you can take the classes. There is a company called Coursera that New York State has teamed up with, that if you are currently unemployed, you can take for free. Is there a Cannabis 101 class with them? No, they have job skills training and business classes that would help you for any job.

What about college-level classes? Where can you take them in New York State for cannabis? Keep reading for current cannabis job openings:

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Believe it or not, more New York State Colleges are adding additional cannabis or marijuana classes and certifications as the need for these has increased greatly.  Which places? The CUNY and SUNY system have classes and potential certifications, which include cultivation, medical use, and 'Cannabusiness' classes. Looking for a certification at a private New York college? Then you might want to check out the programs at Mercy College, Cornell, Excelsior College, and Syracuse University. Wild right? Best of luck in your new career field.

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