Sunday, November 29, 2009
Don't Bogart that Textbook....
In our book, Thank You for Firing Me!* we stress that in this economy, going back to school isn't just for kids.
Turn your skills into something useful. Example: you are an out-of-work electrician-hello! Go back to school and turn that energy clean and green. Solar classes can be found at your local community college or online at places such as: http://www.solarclassesonline.com/
There are so many ways you can tweak your skills and bring them into the 21st Century, but our favorite has to be Weed University.
That's right, now that medicinal marijuana is legal in 13 states, there is a need for caring individuals to own, operate and work in pot pharmacies. In fact, one of our children finally found a job that was perfect for her: she works the front desk at a cannabis collective called Spectrum of Kindness. ( http://legalmarijuanadispensary.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=121:north-san-diego-cannabis-clubs&id=2470:spectrum-of-kindness-cooperative&Itemid=118)
"Mom, it's such a great job and the people are so nice," she told us. She works long hours but she loves her job and calls herself "the weed fairy."
And she's not the only person out there collecting a paycheck from an agropharmacologist. (look it up.)
People of all ages- especially in Michigan, a state hit so hard by the recession-are looking to cash in on this job that helps people in pain. Heck, you're practically a saint if you dispense pot!
That fancy-pants newspaper, the New York Times recently published a front page article on Med Grow Cannabis College ( http://www.medgrowmi.com) proving that it's not just for breakfast anymore.
Nope people of all ages- including those in their 40's and 50's are looking to open their own legal pot biz and the cool Prez pretty much has given his blessing and told the feds to back off.
So, if you have a good business sense, a green thumb and can keep your hands off the product, then this is the job for you! Grab your back-to-school clothes, your text books and a roach clip and head back to school.
As the immortal Frank Sinatra once sang, "Doobie, doobie, doo!"
NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/education/29marijuana.html
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