By Ken Stone
“If you don’t test positive for marijuana, it will be strange and interesting,” says the ad for a promotional marketing manager with BudTrader.com, which calls itself the largest online medical marijuana marketplace. “But medical marijuana use is not a requirement.”
Pay isn’t bad for someone who needs only a high school diploma or GED: “$60,000 base [a year], plus bonuses, commissions and unlimited ‘samples’ of various marijuana/CBD/hemp-related products.”Others perks: You get to “oversee [a] bevy of supermodel promo girls at upcoming events” and you get a free gym membership with a haircut and styling by a “top stylist.”
“We need our employees feeling good and looking sharp!” the ad says.
BudTrader.com CEO Brad McLaughlin said: “We need somebody who can manage models and promotions but also knows how to party. But they have to know the difference between partying in their personal life, and partying as a job. We need somebody that knows how to party professionally as a career.”
McLaughlin says he’s looking for someone who is a hard-working, hustling multitasker “who knows how to have fun but is also ready to put in work.”
The Craigslist ad, posted Tuesday, adds: “If you have had police contact in the past, and the story is funny, please tell us. If you made a mistake but you have a good explanation, please disclose. If you did something super shady or violent, that may disqualify you.”
Earlier this month, BudTrader launched a flashmob-style promo at the California Cannabis Business Expo called “Blunts & Babes,” where “supermodels” gave away 10,000 pre-rolled joints and hugs to expo attendees.
“The reaction to our BudTrader.com Blunts & Babes event was even bigger than we expected,” McLaughlin said in a news release. “We know we had to hire someone super competent to make sure the models’ interactions with BudTrader fans go smoothly and to make sure everyone has an awesome time.”
According to McLaughlin, his website site averages 5 million monthly visitors and has over 500,000 registered users.
The company plans to open up a “Google-style campus” in San Diego, and wants to attract the best and the brightest minds to help them cash in on what McLaughlin calls “the green rush.”
“Google was voted the best company to work for in 2016,” he said. “In 2017, it’s going to be BudTrader.com. Google, we’re coming for your title this year!”
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