Toronto-based company AHLOT is hiring ‘cannabis connoisseurs’ to test out samples of weed from licensed producers across Canada.
Yes, you can really get a job smoking pot.
With the country set to legalise marijuana and even Coca Cola expressing interest in using CBD (a non-psychoactive part of the plant) in their drinks, the cannabis industry is looking increasingly healthy.
If you apply for the ‘expert-level connoisseur’ job with AHLOT, you’ll be part of the company’s Cannabis Curation Committee.
The group will try out different strains of the drug so that AHLOT can create a sample pack of weed as part of their Cannabis Collections series.
Pro-smokers can apply for one of five positions available, and the job pays $50 (around £37) an hour.
Successful applicants will also get a bonus of $200 (£151) in expenses every month for working just 16 hours.
Part-time though it is, this position is perfect for serious potheads with some social media savvy, as the cannabis connoisseurs will also be expected to host videos and company events, and pen posts for the company’s social media channels.
Officially, cannabis should become legal in Canada on 17 October and this is also the deadline date for applications for the AHLOT position.
The company is certainly preparing for big business ahead of the new legislation, and we expect to see many more brands jumping on the weed bandwagon before long.
However, it’s still unclear whether Canadians will be able to blaze in public places or private residence, and no decision has been made on the people currently imprisoned for cannabis-related offences.
In the UK, cannabis was legalised in July of this year for medicinal purposes, following several landmark campaigns around the therapeutic value of the drug.
Clinical and anecdotal evidence, coupled with guidance from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, suggests that marijuana could be helpful for people suffering from epilepsy, cancer, multiple sclerosis and other serious conditions.
Toronto-based stoners now have less than a month to snap up one of AHLOT’s weed-testing jobs.
Happy blazing, y’all.
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