As of April 1, 2024, Germany has taken a historic step by becoming the largest country in the European Union to legalize cannabis for adult use. This legislative change allows people of legal age to possess and transport up to 25 grams of cannabis for personal consumption. In addition, people can now grow up to three cannabis plants in their homes and store up to 50 grams of dried cannabis.

With this move, Germany aligns with countries such as Malta and Luxembourg, which legalized recreational use in 2021 and 2023, respectively, placing it among the European nations with the most liberal cannabis laws.

Cannabis Clubs in Germany

A particularly interesting aspect of cannabis legalization in Germany is the emergence of Cannabis Clubs. These clubs, modeled on the Spanish experience, are private associations where members can consume cannabis and derivatives in a safe and regulated environment.

Cannabis clubs not only provide a safe and legal way to access cannabis, but also contribute to the creation of new jobs. Job opportunities in Cannabis Clubs range from club management to growing plants to organizing events and training members. These clubs are emerging as a key element in the legal cannabis ecosystem in Germany.

New jobs with legal cannabis

The legalization of cannabis not only represents a change in substance use regulations, but also opens up significant new economic opportunities. In the United States, the legalization of cannabis has led to the creation of thousands of direct and indirect jobs, and we expect no less from Europe.

Professionals in demand range from growers to budtenders to sales and marketing experts. These data offer a clear picture of how the legal cannabis market can become an important economic growth engine in Germany as well.

Cannabis Growers

Cannabis growers, commonly known as “growers,” play a crucial role in the production of the plant, ranging from planting or using clones to the harvesting stage. This task requires not only constant dedication, but also in-depth knowledge in various areas such as agriculture, plant biology, and both indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivation techniques.

In addition, specific skills in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for integrated pest management and the use of automated systems for environmental control are critical to ensure high quality and sustainable production.

With the advent of cannabis legalization in Germany, a significant increase in demand for professionals specializing in this field is expected. Growing social acceptance and regulatory developments are promoting the creation of new job opportunities in the sector, pushing toward greater professionalization and specialization of growers. In this context, compliance with Good Agricultural and Cultivation Practice (GACP) requirements becomes essential to ensure product quality and safety.


The “budtender” works in Cannabis Clubs, Dispensaries or Coffeeshops. Mainly, he assists clients in choosing products, offering advice on varieties, consumption methods and dosages. Skills required include in-depth knowledge of different strains, effects, and excellent communication and organizational skills.

If you would like to learn more about this profession and acquire the necessary skills, enroll in our Budtender course. The budtender course is designed to provide students with the specific skills and knowledge needed to work in this rapidly growing field.

Our course employs renowned experts, ensuring the presence of big names who will share their experience and know-how.

Sales and Marketing Experts

With the expansion of the legal cannabis market in Germany, the demand for sales and marketing experts in the cannabusiness is growing rapidly, tripling in just a few months.

Professionals in this field manage retail and wholesale sales, and are responsible for developing strategies to promote a wide range of products, which may include not only cannabis flowers, but also growing products, fertilizers, and accessories.

At last, so many years of experience in sales and marketing are properly valued, with a significant increase in proposed salaries compared to other European countries. Without a doubt, Germany now represents a very interesting opportunity for cannabis professionals looking for new challenges.

Attend the Mary Jane Fair in Berlin

We will be exhibiting at the Mary Jane Fair in Berlin from June 14 to 16, 2024 at booth B21. This event represents for us the first European fair where cannabis is legal and we will be happy to share this special moment with you.

If you are interested in finding cannabis jobs in Europe or new experienced talent for your team, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with experts in the cannabis industry and explore the many career and collaboration opportunities this growing market has to offer.

Find Jobs with Cannabis in Germany

To find the best cannabis job opportunities in Germany, turn to CannabisJobs. Founded in Barcelona, our platform aims to create a safe and useful environment for both businesses and professionals active in the cannabis industry. With solid experience gained over 12 years in the industry, we are here to offer support.

We provide our expertise for cannabic companies looking for qualified professionals and for talented individuals seeking rewarding career opportunities. Contact us today to find out how we can help you find the ideal candidate or the perfect position for you in the legal cannabis industry in Europe or around the world.