What’s it like to grow marijuana for a living?

What’s It Like to Grow Marijuana for a Living?

What’s It Like to Grow Marijuana for a Living?

What do you do all day?
Oct. 14 2018 2:00 PM

How Does a Marijuana Farmer Do His Job?

Meet Ryan Milligan, the co-owner and head of cultivation at Denver’s Green Dragon.

Slate's Working Podcast interviews Ryan Milligan
Ryan Milligan.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Jordan Weissmann.

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In this episode, Jordan goes back to Green Dragon in Denver to talk with Ryan Milligan, the company’s co-owner and head of cultivation. He quickly learns that the hardest part of farming marijuana definitely isn’t growing the plant.                                                                

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Correction, Oct. 16, 2018: This page originally included the incorrect audio for the non–Slate Plus version of this episode. It has been updated.

Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.