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Social Equity Applicant Job – Trimmer

Full-Time - Chicago, IL
POSTED: 03.01.2020

Job Description

We are seeking trimmers who have been adversely impacted by the enforcement of cannabis-related laws in Illinois. This includes those who currently reside in disproportionately impacted areas* as well as those who have been arrested for, convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for any offense that is eligible for expungement under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act**. Members of an impacted family may apply as well***. 

The right candidate demonstrates proficiency, organization, calmness, and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment; is resourceful and able to work both independently and with a team, and prioritizes quality and customer service. Trimmers are primarily responsible for the efficiency and quality of the marijuana plant trimming in preparation for sale.

The state of Illinois defines the following terms as such: 

* “disproportionately impacted areas” means a census tract or comparable geographic area that:

(1) meets at least one of the following criteria:

(A) the area has a poverty rate of at least 20% according to the latest federal decennial census; or

(B) 75% or more of the children in the area participate in the federal free lunch program according to reported statistics from the State Board of Education; or 

(C) at least 20% of the households in the area receive assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; or

(D) the area has an average unemployment rate, as determined by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, that is more than 120% of the national unemployment average, as determined by the United States Department of Labor, for a period of at least 2 consecutive calendar years preceding the date of the application; and

(2) has high rates of arrest, conviction, and incarceration related to the sale, possession, use, cultivation, manufacture, or transport of cannabis.

** “Offenses eligible for expungement under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act” include possession of cannabis up to 500g or the manufacturing and delivery of up to 30g of cannabis.

*** “Member of an impacted family” means an individual who has a parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, or dependent, or was a dependent of an individual who, prior to the effective date of the Act, was arrested for, convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for any offense that is eligible for expungement under this Act.


Qualified trimmers possess a combination of retail experience and at least a high school diploma to fulfill the day-to-day requirements of the position. Experience in the medical cannabis industry is highly desirable, but not required. Must be 21 years old and be able to pass a criminal background check.

How to Apply

For consideration, please click the “apply now” button to upload a resume, cover letter, and fill out necessary personal information.

Job Categories: Dispensaries / Cultivation Centers

Job Types: Full-Time.

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  • Efficiently trims and de-fans plants (wet trim).
  • Responsible for accurately weighing and recording all wet trim weights.
  • Responsible for maintaining the organization and cleanliness of the warehouse while performing trimmings.
  • Occasionally required to trim off the stick once plants are dry.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality product.
  • May be assigned other job duties as necessary.
  • Operate with integrity and honesty.
  • Communicate known issues to the management team to ensure a smooth flow of operations within the company.
  • Responsible for ensuring the cleanliness of all staging areas.
  • Complete side tasks and medicine processing projects.


  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
  • Excellent computer, mathematic, language, and reasoning skills.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Cannabis.
  • Familiarity with warehouse procedures.
  • Works in a timely manner and strives to increase productivity.
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Demonstrated passion for serving the medical cannabis community.
  • Ability to work within a team and without.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony offense.
  • Experience in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Basic weights and measurement skills, ability to operate a scale.

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