Kiwi cannabis company looking for 'master grower' to oversee Bay of Plenty sites

A Kiwi medicinal cannabis cultivator is offering one lucky 'master grower' a $75,000 salary to oversee its marijuana plantations in the Bay of Plenty.

In a job listing posted to Seek on Friday, Organic Greenz Group said it was looking for someone with a "minimum of two years' proven experience cultivating cannabis at scale".

You'll also need to be "a leader that can inspire a team and lead from the front," Organic Greenz says, and have a degree in horticulture, agriculture, a related science degree or five-plus years in a mass-scale production agriculture environment.

"Looking to join a team that is on the cutting edge of a new industry? Wanting to make a difference in a fast paced and ever-changing landscape?" the job description reads.

"We are now looking for a new team member to our team as a Master Grower of medical-grade Cannabis in the Bay of Plenty. If you have a drive to excel and lead a team that will produce the best Medicinal Cannabis, then we want to hear from you."

Organic Greenz promises the chosen applicant will be rewarded with "work at a forward-thinking company".

"Your voice will be heard and your input will be needed," the job description says. "[We're] a team that believes in working hard and reaping the rewards."

The chosen master grower's main responsibilities include project management, team-leading, training other staff on good growing practices and data entry. The successful candidate will also have to monitor multiple sites and deal with confidential information "in a professional manner".

Organic Greenz was founded in December 2018, according to the New Zealand Companies Office Register.

That's the same month a law was passed that made marijuana available to thousands of patients and paved the way for Kiwi companies to manufacture medicinal cannabis products.

On April 1, the Government's Medicinal Cannabis Scheme came into effect, improving access to quality medical cannabis products for patients and allowing GPs to prescribe CBD.

Later this year, New Zealanders will have the opportunity to vote on recreational cannabis use in a referendum held alongside the general election on September 19.