I had a wild and wonderful childhood, one that involved a lot of travel.
I was the only child to a single parent, and my dad’s job was to source locally grown gourmet coffees around the world.
I am totally serious, his job was to fly to remote, exotic places and sample their coffee to see if the corporation should buy it for their chain of shops. Dad was one of the foremost experts on coffee, and always brought his own gear so he could pluck it right off the tree and grind it into coffee on the spot. Years later I have a similar job, only with cannabis plants instead of coffee. I work for a major chain of medical cannabis dispensaries, and they send me around the country to test and sample locally grown crops. I analyze and verify the cannabis for strength, potency, and flavor, and then issue a report to my corporate bosses. Officially my report is called a recommendation, either to purchase, or pass, on any individual strain of medical cannabis. Although it is a recommendation, 99 times out of 100 they take my advice, which means that I am the one who decides which cannabis strains make it to our shelves. This is an important job, because the medical cannabis dispensaries need to have the best and tastiest strains. I meet a lot of really nice farmers, and spend a good part of every day smoking medical cannabis and writing down notes for my report. I can’t imagine there being another job in the world quite this great.