Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 

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Thu
16
Jan

Handpicked Jobs: talent for the cannabis industry

Handpicked Jobs is a cannabis-specific recruitment platform connecting industry pioneers with exceptional talent.

With global cannabis laws moving towards legalisation, and huge investment flowing into legal cannabis across the medicinal, recreational and wellness landscapes; we’re truly at the dawn of an immense new global cannabis industry, and Handpicked Jobs wants to bring talent to that industry.

Very rarely do entirely new sectors emerge with such rapid growth potential, and of course with rapid growth, comes new jobs.

Thu
16
Jan

How To Redesign Your Indoor Grow For Sustainability

For many cannabis cultivators, the strongest impetus to redesign their indoor facility is to ensure sustainability and reduce their carbon footprint. And for good reason: Growing cannabis indoors can be an energy-intensive endeavor and bad for the environment. Cultivating a single crop from seed to harvest is accompanied by literal tons of carbon emissions -- not to mention high energy costs.

But before jumping into a project like this, you should be aware that designing a grow facility can be a complex process that shouldn’t be rushed. Many small yet critical details need to be considered otherwise you may be on the path to serious complications down the road.

Wed
15
Jan

Workers Will Vote Today On Joining Illinois’ First Cannabis Union

Organized labor in the Illinois cannabis world could enter into a new era today. In Joliet, 100 employees at Cresco Labs will vote on whether they will join the United Food and Commercial Workers. Should the yeses outnumber the nos, they will be the first workplace in the state to organize. 

Thu
09
Jan

Weed shops don't have enough employees, either

Perhaps the only thing in shorter supply than weed at marijuana shops when they began selling to the public Jan. 1 were state-badged employees to work behind the counter.

Some marijuana shops have closed or reduced hours for recreational sales because of shortages of marijuana. Cresco Labs and PharmaCann closed dispensaries Monday to give employees time off after five days of long shifts, not because they were out of weed. 

“On Saturday, the leadership of our company was working registers because we didn’t have enough employees,” said Cresco spokesman Jason Erkes.
 
Ben Kovler, CEO of Green Thumb Industries, could be seen working the counter and behind the scenes at the company’s Rise dispensary in Mundelein on New Year’s Day.

Tue
31
Dec

N.J. farmers can grow hemp in 2020

The start of the new year will bring a new cash crop to New Jersey after the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the state’s plan to grow hemp.

As of Friday, the USDA has given three states and three Native American tribes the green light to grow the plant, a mild cousin of marijuana. In addition to New Jersey, Louisiana and Ohio’s proposals received approval.

Grown legally, hemp has only small amounts of the compound THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that causes a high. The plant can be used to make plastics, clothing, food and legal CBD products. Industry analysts predict hemp production could top $22 billion in coming years.

Wed
04
Dec

Farmers struggle as hemp harvest winds down

Ajit Singh strode across his 16-acre hemp field toward a broken-down harvester. He'd been hoping all day that the mechanic, now crouched beside the machine, could get it back up and running.

It was late October and Singh still had thousands of stinky green and purple cannabis plants across 425 acres to pick, dry and sell before winter. Like many hemp growers here in Jackson County, Oregon, he was harvesting slowly, facing a mold problem and unhappy with prices offered by potential buyers.

"We want a better price," said Singh, a soil scientist and former garden store owner -- and, he said, he was prepared to hold out for one. He sold 50 acres of hemp for $70 a pound last year and now was being quoted prices less than half that.

Wed
04
Dec

Salaries, Benefits Improve In Cannabis Industry As Jobs Multiply

An estimated 211,000 full-time employees made up the legal cannabis industry workforce in 2019. By 2021, the cannabis industry is expected to employ 414,000. In 2019 alone, the number of job opportunities seen by one cannabis industry hiring firm increased by a whopping 79 percent.

Wed
27
Nov

In Spite of Struggles, Cannabis Jobs Market Still Getting Stronger

The cannabis industry is still struggling to recover from the sluggish sales, layoffs and all the other dark day mayhem that has presented itself over the past year or so due to the still vibrant underground market. But that doesn’t mean that these setbacks, some of which really turned the screws in recent months, have tortured the industry to the point of going stagnant. In fact, in spite of some companies being forced to terminate hundreds of positions to stay afloat, a recent report from Vangst shows that the cannabis-related job market continues grow.

Tue
26
Nov

Ohio's Hemp Rules May Create Barrier For Small Farmers

The proposed licensing fees and planting minimums for hemp production in Ohio could create cost barriers that exclude smaller growers, farmers and industry groups said.

Tue
26
Nov

Legalization of Industrial Hemp Draws More Farmers Who Are Unfamiliar With It

Dave Crabill and two business partners started small for their first foray into farming hemp, growing two strains of the now-legal cousin of marijuana on an acre along a dirt road outside the industrial city of Flint.

The endeavor was not easy. Flooding from record rain stunted some plants. Crabill and others had to carefully walk the field and uproot 1,000 undesirable males, a third of the plants, to protect more valuable females. Some plants were stolen. And it’s still not clear whether they will make money from the effort, which Crabill likened to “planting $20 bills and hoping to harvest $50.”

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