Working as a cannabis trimmer can be extremely lucrative work for those with demonstrable technique. These type of marijuana industry jobs are typically seasonal, and also temporary. So if you’re planning on working year round in the industry, it might be a good idea to diversify your skill set with some customer service experience or retail management experience.

Key Skills for Marijuana Trimming Jobs

Experience with trimming
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to maintain focus for extended periods of time
Basic understanding of marijuana plant anatomy
Basic understanding of various marijuana plant strains

Requirements / Licensure

Must have OLCC Marijuana Workers Permit (Oregon)
Must be at least 21 years old

In this role, you’ll be taking raw harvested cannabis and trimming and pruning it down to commercially viable buds. This is as much of an art form as it is a job, so attention to detail and practice is key to developing your professional resume in this area.

What do Cannabis Trimmers Earn?
Cannabis Trimmers can earn anywhere from $12 to $30 an hour depending on experience, according to Cannabis Training University.

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