Dispensary Technician: Salary, Jobs, And Training | Columbia, MD Patch – Patch.com


The legalization of medical cannabis throughout multiple states in the U.S. has created increased job opportunities and significant growth within the industry.

Currently, medical cannabis is legal in 36 states and the District of Columbia. In Maryland, there are already over 100 dispensaries and the demand for qualified workers is only increasing.

With increased opportunity comes increased responsibility, and that’s where our dispensary program and cannabis training come in.

In this article, we’ll cover the ins and outs of a cannabis dispensary program, the current market for cannabis-related jobs, as well as the projected salary for these careers.

What is a Dispensary Technician?

Dispensary Technicians work in medical cannabis dispensaries (sometimes known as marijuana dispensaries), performing day-to-day operations, helping patients find products that suit their needs, and ensuring proper dosing and usage.

The job is similar to that of a pharmacy technician but is more specialized.

Dispensary Technician Job Outlook

According to Monster, one of the leading job market websites, the overall cannabis business increased by 71% in 2020 over the previous year.

Data from ZipRecruiter, another large job market, the cannabis industry is outpacing both tech and healthcare jobs in terms of growth, year over year.

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