ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cannabis Smoking Guide - Employment

Updated on November 3, 2014
Source

Cannabis Employees

Are you in Fear of Losing your Job because of Cannabis?

See results

The Cannabis Employment Dilemma

Welcome back to another edition of the Cannabis Smoker's Guide! I know I haven't been very active in creating new hubs lately but this is about to change. I have been working with a lot of big Cannabis brands and finally have time to work on this again.

Cannabis Consumer Discrimination

While the public perception of cannabis is changing rapidly, the corporate policies are still in tact. What this means is that if you fail a drug test, you can get fired!

It doesn't matter whether you have never been high at work, or whether you are the best performing worker, if you get caught with cannabis in your system, you could be terminated. Cannabis stays in your system for up to 90 days meaning that even if you smoked a week ago, you could still test positive during a drug test.

Is this fair? Of course not! It's absolutely atrocious. If you get fired for failing a drug test the company, in many cases, are not responsible for unemployment and can get new "inexperienced workers" which translates into "spending less" for the corporation.

What are your options?

The first obvious option you have is to quit smoking cannabis. But let's get real, it should have to come down to that. You shouldn't have to change your habits to keep a job, especially if these habits have no impact on your work.

The second option you have is to get Body Cleaners but to be honest I have never used these so I won't be of much use to you. Some people claim it works while others say it's a sham. Nonetheless, if you are desperate and need to have that extra boost of confidence, get your hands on those and pray to the ganja gods for mercy.

Thirdly you could do the classic "ask for someone's pee" which has a world of complications to it. Firstly, you need to remember that pee is warm, so the pee you will be using needs to be warm. Secondly, many times you get monitored to see if you will cheat, so it can get complicated.

The fourth choice, and this is my favorite....quit your job and go solo or work for the Cannabis industry!


Source

When it's time to Go Jobless!

These days, Going Jobless is a viable option. By jobless I mean you create your own wealth through independent means. Whether you want to make a Home Based business or venture into an idea like Network Marketing, there is money to be made by those who have the discipline to be the "Masters of their Own Time"

Jobless Option 1: Home Based Business/Service


Depending on the laws in your area, starting your own home based business might not be a bad idea. I used to teach English and Guitar to people for more than $25/hour. It takes time to build up a client base, but if you persist long enough you can create enough clients to provide a comfortable income for you. Any skill or knowledge you posses can be monetized, you simply need to organize it and polish it so that someone will be willing to pay for it.

In my own experience with English, I simply approach companies that needed English classes. I lived in Mexico at the time so there were plenty of places I could visit. I also placed flyers within my immediate area and attracted students that passed by.

But don't get stuck on the idea of services, some people make baked goods, grow fresh vegetable, repair things, recycle and much more.

This about what skills and abilities you have that you can do better than most. Then see whether there is a demand for that particular skill in your area.

Jobless Option 2: Online Freelancing

You'd be surprised on how the online market has evolved. People can literally sell any office skill online and make a very good living. This was my preferred method to "Go Jobless". If you have access to a computer and the Internet you can make money literally from anywhere in the world.

You can even create an online bank account if you don't want to use your own banking info. Check out sites such as Skrill and Payoneer and even Paypal will do the trick. These are FREE to sign up to and only has an activation fee for the debit card they send you. It's something like $10 USD but after that you can receive and send money from anywhere in the world. It helped me when I was down and out and had to build myself up from nothing.

In terms of Freelancing sites you can check out

  1. Freelancer.com - A massive online Freelancing website. This was my first stab at freelancing and while not my favorite of the bunch, there is a lot of opportunity to make money on this site. Here I worked with independent film directors and created some pretty cool content. I made a few thousand dollars on this site.
  2. PeoplePerHour.com - This site is British and on this site I make a killing. I do everything from write scripts to blogs and get paid in Great British Pounds. You get to post services and people can buy them. Great site!
  3. oDesk.com - Another site that is absolutely gorgeous. With this site I personally generated thousands of dollars and continue to receive clients and new jobs daily. I managed to expand my services and created a content agency through this site. Real awesome!

Jobless Option 3 - Affiliate Marketing and Blogging


While this takes some time to get under control, affiliate marketing and blogging can generate a decent revenue stream. You can literally blog about anything and if you know how to monetize it you can start generating passive income. You can even use sites such as Freelancer and similar ones to outsource your content work and manage multiple blogs/affiliate stores simultaneously.


Source

Working for the 420 Industry

One more option the Cannabis Smoker have for Employment is to go to 420 Friendly businesses. There are a wide range of businesses that don't care if you smoke cannabis or not. If you live in a Legal Marijuana State here is what you could do:

  1. Become a Grower
  2. Become a Trimmer
  3. Budtender
  4. Delivery Person
  5. Work in a Headshop

This is just a short list from the top of my head. You can also check out these sites for more info:

  1. 420 Careers
  2. Cannajobs
  3. THCjobs

Obviously in "non legal marijuana" states you'll have to lean more to working in Headshops, Music Shops and so forth. However this might not appeal to everyone.

Cannabis Workforce Poll

Would you quit your job if you could get work in the Cannabis industry?

See results

Online Resource to Help

While getting into the Cannabis industry isn't too difficult, currently there is a lot of competition since as you can imagine, everybody wants to work in the Pot Business.

For those of you who can't work in the marijuana industry mainly because you live in a Prohibition state I have recently written a book entitled "The Jobless Guide to Money Making" which deals precisely with how you can turn your skills into cash and begin to work for yourself.

I am lucky that I actually work within the Cannabis Industry as well as for myself. I work with plenty of major cannabis brands including Marijuana Doctors and other brands I unfortunately can't mention. Let's say they get together in Denver for one of the BIGGEST 420 Tradeshows in the world. This happens during the "Cannabis Cup" **hint hint**.

Anyhow, I believe you should not have to fear getting terminated over your cannabis use. I believe that you should have the right to make your own way and thus with the book I wrote, my hopes is to provide the avenue for independent workers of all ages to step up and take their revenue into their own hands.

Conclusion

If you do a good job, if you are dilligent, your consumption habits shouldn't be grounds for termination. Sure, I'm not saying to show up at the office with a three foot bong and eyes as red as the devil's penis...but I am saying that if you smoke responsibly you shouldn't have to choose between your Freedom of consumption and your employment.

I hope that this Hub provided you with some insight and ideas on what you can do if you have either:

  1. Been Fired Recently
  2. Can't find a Job because of Cannabis in your system
  3. Just don't want to work for the "Man" anymore

In addition to this I give you a link directly to my book on Amazon. I kept it cheap since I know that people who don't have a job usually don't have extra money to spend, but in this case...think of it as an investment opportunity to creating your own employment.

If the Man's got you down...GO JOBLESS!

Get the Jobless Guide to Money Making here!

Jobless Guide Video

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)