Federal agency looking to hire professional joint rollers
Talk about a job you’ve been training all your life for! A federal agency called the National Institute on Drug Abuse is looking for some help with capabilities around drug creation and testing, and they’ve sent out a notice asking assistance from small businesses. Among the help they need is the acquisition of certain controlled compounds (cannabis, basically, though the notice also mentions nicotine and morphine), and then the manufacture of various forms of those compounds into different forms, while also testing their purity and stability.
In other words, they need someone to roll up some joints! Unfortunately, your basement rolling skills might not be as handy as you think — this sounds like a legit operation, so you’ll need to have an actual manufacturing and secure shipping facility to perform the necessary work. Also, the deadline for application was back on November 8, so if you’re not already in the running, you’re probably too late.
But it is a fun job posting, and it’s another sign that thanks in part to legalization, scientists are finding and seeking more opportunities to test and research drugs like cannabis. There will likely be more opportunities like this to help researchers obtain and test specific products, and hopefully the burgeoning cannabis industry will be up to the task. Meanwhile, you’ll have to leave it to your friends to appreciate your own joint rolling talents instead.