President Donald Trump just made hemp legal in all 50 states.
The 2018 Farm Bill Trump signed earlier this month allows for hemp cultivation and the transfer of hemp-derived products across state lines for commercial or other purposes.
Now that Jeff Sessions, one of the Trump Administration’s biggest opponents to legal marijuana, is no longer the U.S. Attorney General, the Feds have removed all restrictions on the sale, transport, or possession of hemp-derived products produced in a manner consistent with the law.
What is Hemp?
Hemp and marijuana are both Cannabis plants, but hemp has less than 0.3% of THC, the psychoactive chemical that gets folks high. Marijuana has between 5-35% of THC.
Hemp has many industrial uses and can be found in food, clothing, body care products and even automobiles. It’s most important use for now is the extraction of CBD oil – but stay tuned. Hemp is so versatile it alone will create several new industries.
Look for job opportunities to expand exponentially in the CBD market – cosmetics, foodstuffs, drinks, supplements, pharmaceuticals- the list is endless.
It’s going to take a little time to grow some hemp and prove certain uses but you can bet it will cause great disruption in current markets for bio fuel and animal feed just to name a couple.
If you have a science background and an interest in hemp you have a golden opportunity to get your resume around. Cannabis and Hemp research is about to explode!
Good luck all!
HOT MARIJUANA JOBS
Here are some science jobs posted on Indeed today just to give you a flavor…
Ithaca, NY 14850
Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Biology or related science. Advion, Inc., with North American headquarters in Ithaca, NY
Senior Scientist / Chemist IIII
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
$70,000 – $120,000 a year
Supports inquiries from Sales team, Clients and Bureau of Cannabis Control and responds as required to support the needs of the business.
Postdoctoral Associate – Plant Transformation Sciencee
Los Alamos, NM
$70,000 – $75,000 a year
Postdoctoral Associate – Plant Transformation Science. Trait Biosciences is an emerging cannabis biotechnology company harnessing the best in class research.
Per Diem Pharmacist
Bachelor’s degree in the pharmaceutical sciences, Pharm. Columbia Care is the nation’s largest and most experienced manufacturer and provider of medical.
Ballston Spa, NY
Medical cannabis testing. Bachelor’s degree in the sciences (chemistry and microbiology preferred). Is best to elevate the standards of testing of cannabis.
Lab Support-Homogenization Specialist
Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs LLC
San Diego, CA 92121
$14 – $16 an hour
Sample homogenization of cannabis for testing. Candidate must be comfortable working with cannabis. Must possess an Associate in a hard science, Chemistry…
Laboratory Assistant 1
Comfortable working with medical cannabis and similar products. Bachelor’s Degree in science, related field or Associates Degree laboratory experience….
Formulation Lab Supervisor for Cannabis
Maintain compliance with GMPs, safety and cannabis regulations. Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or similar area of study….
QA Director/Technical Director
Ithaca, NY 14850
Experience working in the cannabis industry highly preferred. Advion, Inc., with North American headquarters in Ithaca, NY.