Cannabis careers taking off across the region

Skylar Martin, a 21-year-old from Hollis, New Hampshire, had been struggling to get her career off the ground. Restaurant jobs and a try at massage therapy didn’t click.

A medical marijuana patient in New Hampshire, Ms. Martin knew that cannabis, and connecting with people over its therapeutic benefits, was something she could throw herself into.

She applied for a job at one of The Botanist’s dispensaries in New Hampshire and was referred to its medical marijuana dispensary that opened in December at 65 Pullman St. in Worcester.

Ms. Martin was hired to handle patient intake and counter sales as a technician there. She said she has found her passion.

“I’m a people person,” Ms. Martin said.

Her career goal in the cannabis company, she said, is simply to go “Up.”

Ms. Martin is one of a growing corps of cannabis workers, both on the dispensing side as well as the cultivation, processing and

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