Few people have specific training in cannabis, so employers look for related knowledge and experience and a desire and ability to learn a new field quickly.
Biochemist Jahan Marcu has found “a very rewarding career” working to assure the safety of medicines.
“It is really touching to see patients using our products and leaving opioids behind,” says Adam Kavalier, a phytochemist who works in the same industry.
The fast-growing field where these scientists work provides not only these satisfactions, but also, reportedly, offers expanding career opportunities, good pay, and scientific challenges so plentiful and significant that one feels “you’re literally on Darwin’s ship, the Beagle,” Marcu says.
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