Lilach Mazor Power, CEO and cofounder of The Giving Tree, sees hiring university graduates, especially those with scientific degrees, as the logical next step in the rapidly professionalizing world of weed.

When Sierra McDonald decided to pursue horticulture at the University of Georgia, her friends joked she was studying to grow weed.

Turns out they were unexpectedly right. Shortly after McDonald graduated, she headed to Arizona and a job with The Giving Tree Wellness Center, where today she earns a legitimate living growing cannabis.

“I think [cannabis] companies are starting to realize, 'Okay, we need somebody [who is] more than just a closet grower who used to do this twenty years ago,” explained McDonald of why she sees employers like hers seeking out STEM degree holders.

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Heather Cabot ~ Forbes.com via 420Intel.com

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