Friday 23 October 2009

US Paper Seeks Pot Correspondent

News that a US newspaper has received well over 100 applications for the post of retail marijuana critic, many of them offering to work for free (!), makes one realise why the retail press carries so few adverts for Marijuana NAMs and KAMs…a job in a lifetime, where large size of territory can be a virtue, with its longer trips a bonus, store-checks a delight, competitor cross-check/sampling a must-have, sales target achievement positively addictive, and minimal problems with over-stocking, buyer appointments, brand loyalty and repeat purchase….

Only problem is the need to complete the 'paperwork' before amnesia kicks in…

Seriously, fourteen US states now allow the sale of some sort of medical cannabis. States like Colorado and California, where medical use is legal, have seen an explosion in the number of pot shops - ranging from upmarket clinics to dingy drugs dens.

The dispensaries sell more than a dozen varieties, from White Widow to the less expensive Afghan Gold Seal. Some cost up to $130 (£78) an ounce. But the marijuana critic is expected to focus on the dispensaries, not the drugs.

"Compensation will be meagre," says the posting. It says the paper can't pay for marijuana purchases, "although that would be pretty cool."

Have a dreamy weekend, from the Namnews Team!

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