20,000 Canadians Apply For Weed Testing Gig

Unsurprisingly, Toronto company AHLOT has received thousands of applicants for its “cannabis connoisseur” job posting. The business (whose acronym stands for A Higher Level of Thought) seeks five pot smokers who will sample the company’s various products and get paid for it.

The posting went up less than two weeks ago, and the response has been unbelievable.

“We’ve been receiving, believe it or not, one applicant a minute since we launched,” an overwhelmed Martin Strazovec, VP of AHLOT, told Global News.

That’s more than 20,000 applicants. More are expected to apply to the position, which is open until legalization occurs later this month.

AHLOT’s cannabis connoisseurs will make $50 an hour up to 16 hours a month, for a maximum of $800 (plus they’ll be granted a $200 expense account). They can work from home where they will test various strains of marijuana.

The brand-new employees will be part of the Cannabis Curation Committee and offer feedback on the products’ characteristics and quality, reports BNN Bloomberg. They will also decide which products will be included in the company’s sample pack, which will feature several strains from licensed makers.

The cannabis connoisseurs must be 19 years old or older and will be encouraged to attend company events, write social media posts, and appear in videos.

AHLOT describes its team as “a potent mix of gifted geeks and curious connoisseurs. With many successes behind us, coming to work now is a labour of love.” And surely those applying for the gig will love what they do.

It’s believed that the cannabis sector could add as many as 150,000 jobs over the next few years, according to consulting firm Deloitte.

In related news, Coca-Cola is discussing a possible partnership with Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis, the third biggest cannabis company in the country. Coca-Cola is specifically looking into creating beverages with cannabidiol (CBD), which is the ingredient in marijuana that treats pain but doesn’t get users high. Coca-Cola and Aurora are currently in talks, but no deal has been made. Marijuana will be legalized nationwide on Oct. 17.

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