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Reader: I'd be a better pot-biz employee than most people -- because I don't get high

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Our coverage of last week's CannaSearch, touted as Denver's first marijuana-industry job fair, got a lot of people talking.

Many of our readers were enthusiastic about the event, including this one, whose reasoning isn't the least bit smoky.

Stan Salazar writes:

Can't believe there were people who couldn't wait for a potential interview or job long enough without having to get blown. I might go to the next fair to apply. I'm sure my odds would be better working in the industry because I don't smoke that shit and because I have no reason to steal and sell on the side. It would just be a job. Then again, I wouldn't want to be working when the Feds roll in to clean house.

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Gary White
Gary White

smoking doesnt make you a thief or incompetent - this guy has a shitty attitude

christinealling
christinealling

Considering how many times I've been overcharged at dispensaries because the budtender is too high to ring me up correctly, I might like a sober budtender.

Jason Garrison
Jason Garrison

It's better to have someone who medicates, this way when someone ask about a product, the bud tenders know what they are talking about.

Eric Luvender
Eric Luvender

good luck to him, they usually don't last long

Aaron Duran
Aaron Duran

No. That's what most of us think before we get in the industry and then the reality hits "this is just another retail job." With retail problems. Granted it's not selling computers or furniture but we all know that a life filled with retail is an exhausting one and can only supply good times as long as your morale can last. After working In this setting for a while and being constantly tested in this hyper regulated industry the people will come to realize as in any case your happiness at your job is correlated to your happiness with your employer. People believe that MMJ is a constant party and are often very taken aback when they come to find out that it's actually work, and often challenging work at that. I'm not trying to deter people from joining the movement, but know, that no system is without it's faults and this industry being so young is still ironing out the kinks. That being said if you feel this is the industry for you, then follow your bliss and don't get discouraged when things Change because they are changing rapidly. Go with the flow and put your best foot forward and the rewards will be sure to come.

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