It continues to be every cannabis lover’s dream: get paid to smoke weed. And with legal and medicinal markets continuing to open in many states across the US, that dream could come true. But receiving a check cut in your name just for puffing on Mary Jane still requires some research, creativity and work. Not to mention, having a decent set of lungs also helps. So let’s clear the smoke and discover how to get paid to smoke weed.
1. Get Paid to Smoke Weed and Make Art
Take Tony Greenhand, joint-roller extraordinaire and artist. His artwork is actually smokeable— and very desired.
Using weed as his medium, his projects include sculpting subjects like Pikachu or a portrait sculpture of Tommy Chong. He also creates weapons like grenades and semi-automatic weapons from the flowers.
It goes without saying that while Greenhand molds his commissioned artwork, he rolls himself a J and enjoys the inspiration.
But maybe just rolling a regular joint seems as frustrating as origami to you.
Photography may better suit your artistic goals. As the US continues to accept pot, photographs of weed and its products remain highly needed and desired.
Though a competitive field with many professionals already cornering the pot photography market, many stock photo companies recognize the need to produce innovative and honest imagery of weed and its users.
With a portfolio of images, a photographer and weed lover can submit to these companies for profit, especially those companies that specialize in weed imagery. Then, after taking that shot showcasing that perfect nug, do the only reasonable thing and smoke it.
Perhaps staying in front of the camera works more with your style. Turn on the webcam and start up a vlog. Many weed enthusiasts have figured out how to earn dough smoking on YouTube. Though public, this art form pulls in income just to smoke or consume weed on camera.
Want to stay anonymous, make art and get paid to smoke weed? Try writing about it. Creating a blog about weed offers a way make bank to enjoy pot.
Most recently, some creative writing workshops began which encourage writers to light up before putting words on the page. Organizing these workshops offers the instructor the chance to teach, smoke, write— and earn money for it.
2. Guinea Pigs for Ganja
However, maybe creative projects aren’t your thing. Don’t worry.
With medical and legal weed accepted in more and more states, volunteering for pot research is an option. Donating time and your body to a weed research opportunity promises payment for what you do every day: smoking up.
But take warning. Many medical weed studies require you to have or not have certain medical conditions to qualify.
Some studies are location-specific, so the participant must live in a state with legal bud. Furthermore, many of these studies only promise short-term payment.
So of course, they do not provide a steady income. If seeking research opportunities involving weed, consider trying university campuses where they perform this type of research.
But use caution with these opportunities. They may be fake. If it seems too good to be true— like NASA paying $18,000 to smoke weed for 70 days— it probably is.
3. Legal Jobs with Pot-tential Perks
Considering weed’s changing legal status, careers in the pot industry continue to pop up. The booming industry presents new job openings every day.
Even job search engine Monster recognizes the new opportunities for potheads, listing jobs that offer competitive salaries in the weed industry.
Perhaps dispensary work appeals or maybe growing bud serves as a better career venture. No matter which way you enjoy working with weed, you could qualify for these jobs with a decent resume or experience.
For those with these jobs in the legal weed industry, the perks seem obvious. Product testing for a company that makes weed products could serve as one way to enjoy your high and earn funds.
Forbes also recognizes the potential careers in this industry, noting the best jobs with the most benefits to working with bud.
But don’t feel pigeon-holed into the existing jobs and companies. Be as creative as possible and find that niche in the pot community nobody has figured out yet.
Even something like making a social networking site like LinkedIn to connect people to pot jobs could make it possible to live the dream of smoking ganja with a paycheck.
So living the dream could happen. But like with any job, it takes work to earn the gig and to keep it.However, with a little ingenuity, creativity, and effort, it isn’t just a pipe dream anymore that you could earn money smoking weed.