Washington’s weed business has created a huge legal occupation that is offering plenty of business opportunities for bud trimmers. A bud trimmer called Kurt Vermillion has told the Columbian that he has pumped gas and remodelled houses in the past, but he strongly believes that there is longevity to this industry. He then went on to say to The Columbian that there is a lot of room to grow in the industry and that he wants to do whatever he can to be a part of it. Those who trim bud for a living can make anywhere from $12 to $15 an hour, and they use very small scissors to trim away leaves and any other foliage from the buds. Many trimmers work on around a pound of pot per day.
Trimmers who are experienced however may move on up to gardeners, and this can bring in between $50,000 and $90,000 every single year. Julie Whittaker has stated that she started to trim bud in November, but she does find the job far less stressful when compared to her work in the banking industry. Even though she has been learning things as she goes along, she has a keen interest in the industry and she finds it far more regulated when compared to her career in banking.
Both of these people work at Cedar Creek Cannabis. The company has aims of providing health and dental plans in the future. Before marijuana became legalised, trimmers had to go from job to job and most of the time they were paid in cash. There was also the risk of arrest, but now trimmers can make an hourly wage and some are even paid by the pound however this depends on the company in question.