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Wed
09
Sep

Social and Racial Equity in the Cannabis Influencer Industry

Both business and culture surrounding legal cannabis have certainly seen a lot of attention over the last few years.

With cannabis rapidly becoming legalized in more U.S. states, we are seeing that culture reach a much broader audience.

But, is that culture representative of Black and racially diverse industry professionals?

Tue
08
Sep

Activists Say Black And Brown Chicagoans Are Being Ignored In Cannabis Dispensary Licensing

The lottery for licenses to run cannabis dispensaries in Illinois is set to happen in the next few weeks.

Gov. JB Pritzker vows there will be social equity as far as who gets those licenses. But several minority leaders call that an empty promise, and say Black and Brown Chicagoans are being ignored.

“It makes no sense that again, in 2020, Governor Pritzker, you have a Black lieutenant governor, you have a Black mayor of Chicago, you have a Black drug czar overseeing the marijuana industry here in Illinois, but you don’t have any Black-owned marijuana dispensaries?” said community activist Tio Hardiman.

Fri
04
Sep

The Legal Cannabis Industry Is Creating A New Workforce Amidst The Pandemic

Despite being a nascent and still federally illegal operation, most states deemed cannabis companies and ancillary services as essential businesses when COVID-19 hit the U.S. Since that time, consumer demand has sustained – if not grown – and patients have been able to continue getting their medicine. Now, the legal cannabis industry is looking towards the future and “new normal” with expanding, legitimized workforces that have kept the industry alive during a national economic downturn.

Thu
03
Sep

5 Cannabis Harvest Tips for a Successful Outdoor Season

Harvest is the most exciting and also the most stressful time of the entire outdoor grow cycle. Six or more months of hard work and a whole year’s income ride on this small window of time, and it can make or break your operation. Here are some of the most important things to do before harvest to ensure success and avoid common mistakes.

Mon
24
Aug

A Look At Cannabis Education Offerings At America’s Colleges

A degree “definitely gives you more credibility and shows that you have a baseline of cannabis knowledge,” according to a long-time cannabis industry educator and advocate.

Aside from marijuana-specific institutions like Oaksterdam University, there weren’t many cannabis classes being offered in America’s college classrooms.

The tide is beginning to turn as a range of institutions are now embracing marijuana and its career prospects.

Thu
06
Aug

Cannabis hiring resumes, but executives need not apply

After pandemic-related cuts, cannabis hiring is expected to resume in the latter part of 2020 -- except at the executive level.

Industry recruiting platform Vangst surveyed 39 U.S. companies about their hiring intentions this year and found that 36 per cent reduced headcount while another 33 per cent used temporary employee furloughs in response to the pandemic.

However, a rebound is already underway, with 68 per cent saying they plan to increase their workforce in the back half of the year, according to the survey. Sales, marketing and IT staff are the biggest priorities for those companies as they pivot to e-commerce.

Wed
05
Aug

Canada to host workshop on setting global cannabis safety standards

s legal cannabis markets continue to expand rapidly across the globe, Canada is uniquely positioned to develop international safety guidelines for the emerging industry.

On Tuesday, safety science consultant firm UL said it has teamed up with the Standards Council of Canada to host a workshop to address the safety, security and sustainability of the global legal weed industry.

The workshop will kick off in November and cover three distinct areas:

Tue
04
Aug

Weed Workers Will Outnumber Computer Programmers By End Of 2020

Total combined recreational and medical cannabis sales in the U.S. is anticipated to break $15 billion by year’s end.

If you’re looking for work amid the pandemic and live in a legal state, the cannabis industry is hiring. New data published in the 2020 edition of the annual Marijuana Business Factbook reports the U.S. cannabis industry is expected to add almost 250,000 full-time jobs between 2020 and 2024.

The cannabis industry employed around 165,000-210,000 workers in 2019, but the number is expected to jump 50% by year’s end — or, 240,000-295,000 workers. These figures represent those who work directly with the plant as well as those employed in ancillary services, including consultants and lawyers, that support the industry.

Mon
03
Aug

Cannabis Breeders Are Widely Undervalued. This Company Wants To Change That

Exceptional cannabis doesn’t just miraculously appear. Many materials and resources must be successfully manipulated before a top-shelf cannabis product can be harvested or manufactured. Nature must be nurtured. Yet, one of the most significant factors that will determine a cannabis plant’s quality (and therefore its value) is its genetics. 

Tue
28
Jul

Shortage of skilled workers predicted if New Zealand legalizes recreational cannabis

A senior official with one construction company is voicing concern that there could be a potential shortage of skilled labour if Kiwis vote to legalize recreational cannabis this September.

On Sept. 19, New Zealanders will have their say regarding the proposed Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill. If passed, among other things, people 20 and older would be allowed to buy as much as 14 grams of dried cannabis (or its equivalent) daily from licensed outlets and could grow up to two plants in their homes (with a maximum of four per household).

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