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Employees Needed With Life Science Background in the Cannabis Industry


With the relaxation of cannabis laws over the last few years, both medicinally and recreationally speaking, the number of cannabis jobs has dramatically increased. There has also been a big jump in the number of cannabis jobs that need a life science background, so if you have a degree in life science and want a new challenge, the cannabis industry could be for you.

It is important to note that growing and extracting cannabinoids such as THC and CBD require a strong background and experience in laboratory methods, as well as chemistry and biology. The medicinal cannabis sector recently has been nearly entirely focussed on cannabis extracts and the subsequent vaporization of these extracts, as many people prefer vaping as opposed to smoking cannabis these days. This means that those of us with experience and a background in biomedical engineering can use our skills to get a job in the delivery side of this fast-growing industry.

There are also other interesting areas where your skills could come in handy, such as in the quality control and assurance of the cannabis, as well as diagnostic jobs and bioinformatics jobs.  

To give you an example of companies who are employing such individuals, we have decided to provide three profiles of some of the leading bio cannabis companies here in the US. It is expected there will be more of these companies being formed in the coming years.

1. Medicinal Genomics

This is a company based in Massachusetts and they make use of the latest DNA technology to further develop our understanding of cannabis genetics. They aim to help everyone in the industry, from the growers and dispensaries, to the testing laboratories. The company developed as an off shoot from Courtagen Life Sciences, which is an established CLIA-certified genetics lab, which primarily specializes in trying to identify rare neurological disorders in children.

2. CV Sciences

CV Sciences is a company based in three different locations, namely, Las Vegas, Nevada and San Diego. They have two different sectors – one which focusses on pharmaceutical products, with the other sector of the company looking at consumer products. The pharmaceutical side of the business primarily deals with developing CBD based medical products and its other sector develops CBD based products to be sold in health stores nationwide and across the world.

3. Cannabis Science

CannabisScience is a company based in California. They have been a pioneer in creating some of the latest cannabinoid-based therapies. They have been focussing on:

  • Creating an effective treatment for HIV and Kaposi sarcoma.
  • Creating an effective treatment for skin cancer patients with basal and squamous cell carcinomas.
  • Creating a treatment for neurobehavioral disorders, such as ADHD and anxiety.

As you can see, there are lots of different bio cannabis companies who could use employees who have a background in life science. Search for cannabis jobs near me using the tool now to see if there is a job in the bio cannabis sector in your local area.

Dorothy Latch

The author Dorothy Latch