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Marijuana trimmers use tiny scissors but eye big careers

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Bud trimmers make between $12 and $15 an hour. Bud trimmers make between $12 and $15 an hour.
VANCOUVER, Wash. -

Washington's marijuana business has created a legal occupation for bud trimmers that offers career opportunities.

The Columbian reports that bud trimmers make between $12 and $15 an hour.

The job requires using small scissors to trim away leaves and other things from marijuana buds. Most trimmers work on about a pound of marijuana per day.

Experienced workers can move up to gardeners or concentrate makers and make $50,000 to $90,000 a year.

Mark Michaelson of Cedar Creek Cannabis says the company wants to work on retaining employees and plans to eventually offer health insurance.

The company has 14 employees.

Thirty-two-year-old bud trimmer Kurt Vermillion says he's pumped gas and remodeled houses but has a sense that his current job has longevity and possibilities.

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