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News about careers in the cannabis industry. 


Michigan bill would allow people under 21 to work in weed industry

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Committee members raised questions about the risk that younger workers could begin consuming cannabis.


Pot investor sees opportunity in cash crunch, California brands


Where cannabis is headed 

Silver Spike Capital, a cannabis investment firm, is using creative financial structures to help solve a big problem for the industry: a lack of cash.

Due to the federal prohibition on marijuana, cannabis companies can’t just take out bank loans or issue bonds. That’s given rise to creative financing: Many lenders in the cannabis space, for example, specialize in loans secured by real estate. 

But Silver Spike Chief Executive Officer Scott Gordon, with more than 30 years in asset management and investing under his belt, has taken a different approach. Silver Spike has so far spawned three special purpose acquisition companies — one of which took cannabis technology platform Weedmaps public in 2021.


High Tide President and CEO, Raj Grover, named Cannabis Person of the Year at O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala



Company Receives Seven Award Nominations in Total

High Tide Inc. ("High Tide" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: HITI) (TSXV: HITI) (FSE: 2LYA) a leading retail-focused cannabis company with bricks-and-mortar as well as global e-commerce assets, is proud to announce that it's President and CEO, Raj Grover, was named Cannabis Person of the Year at the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala, a national annual event that recognizes excellence and innovation in the cannabis industry, last night in Toronto.


What careers outlaw weed in legal states?

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The future of marijuana as it pertains to employment will remain mostly in limbo until federal legalization measures materialize.

When a state legalizes marijuana, citizens who once hid their marijuana use can freely purchase and partake in what was previously forbidden. While this is liberating for many people living in a state where weed is now legal, this freedom does not apply to all.


Why work in weed? Amid the Great Resignation, legal cannabis may offer perks other industries cannot



For many, the burgeoning licensed cannabis industry has proved to be the perfect opportunity to start a new chapter in their careers.

They’re calling it the Great Resignation: a mass exodus of employees from their current jobs in search of new, brighter career opportunities. It may have taken a pandemic to put things into focus and provide time for Americans to reflect, but it’s no secret that many people have long been craving a more exciting and hands-on career path with room for growth, upward mobility and a better work-life balance.


Are the NY cannabis industry job projections realistic?


When Gov. Kathy Hochul began making appointments to key marijuana regulatory positions, she touted the forthcoming sector’s likelihood to create “thousands and thousands of jobs.”

Studies have predicted New York’s recreational weed industry will create tens of thousands of jobs. A report by economic policy and labor market researchers last year predicted the industry could eventually employ nearly 51,000 people who would earn $2.2 billion per year by 2027.


Project to explore ‘sustainable’ income streams for farmers using hemp


 HEMP4SOIL: Regenerative farming project 

HEMP4SOIL, a one-year project, will explore how growing hemp on local farmers’ land on the Loop Head Peninsula could “vastly improve” soil quality and benefit local biodiversity.

According to Loop Head Together, the results could “potentially help create sustainable income streams for farmers in the future”.

The community-based, local development and farming forum, based on the Loop Head Peninsula West Clare, is of the view that it could provide a product from which the offshoots could inspire the local industry.


There’s never been a better time to be an edibles chef

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As edibles continue to grow in popularity and more states legalize recreational weed, the need for quality culinary cannabis professionals will grow as well.

It’s safe to say the cannabis culinary palate has moved beyond brownies. In fact, the flavors and cuisine involving marijuana has become so exciting that several talented chefs have packed up their knives and left jobs at Michelin starred restaurants to pursue a life in culinary cannabis.


Nearly 1 in 10 new jobs in this state came from the cannabis industry

St. Louis, Missouri

An analysis of state labor shows that, in this state, almost 1 out of 10 jobs was created by the medical marijuana industry.

Legal marijuana is good for business. According to an analysis of state labor from Missouri, nearly 1 in 10 new jobs was linked to the state’s recently functional medical marijuana industry.

The report shows some details of medical cannabis’s first year of operations, calculated between December 2020 and December 2021, showing that medical cannabis created 7,000 new jobs. A total of 77,600 jobs were created overall.


Cannabis job fair to help Stockton students, general public get into new industry

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GALLOWAY TWP. - Stockton University next week will host the Cannabis Career Fair and Business Expo, bringing a slew of industry leaders to the campus to provide insight and talk about open positions at their respective companies.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 17, the expo will feature keynote speakers and former NFL players Dominique Easley and Jordan Reed, who now own cannabis apothecary Legacy Partners. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to have professional headshots taken as they talk with potential employers.


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