Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 

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May

Cannabis Stealing Workers From Just About Every Other Industry

Job growth for the United States in April 2021 might not have quite matched expectations with a disappointing increase of 266,000 jobs and an unemployment rate rise for the first time since 2020, but executive search and staffing firm Cannabiz Team’s latest Cannabis Industry Salary Guide for Q2 2021 tells a different story for the cannabis market. With 320,000 full-time cannabis jobs in the U.S., the cannabis industry ranks as the fastest-growing industry in America. As cannabis legalization spreads, projections have cannabis hitting $35 billion dollars in sales and providing 500,000 full-time jobs by 2024.

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14
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06
May

Marijuana Laws Affecting the Workplace: Tools Employers Can Use to Stay Ahead During High Times

As Judge Richard A. Licht (quoting a slightly more famous source) said in a 2017 court opinion: “I get high with a little help from my friends.” Four years later, employers may be asking themselves which of their employees are getting high and what can they do about it.

States have been busy when it comes to marijuana laws. Before the mid-2010s, employers tended not to worry about state marijuana laws because of marijuana’s illegal status under federal law. However, those days are over, and state marijuana legalization laws continue to affect how employers can run their workplaces.

Mon
03
May

How I Retain Staff in the High-turnover Cannabis Industry

2020 is a year we’ll never forget. How could we? If 2020 was a story, then the COVID-19 pandemic would be the main antagonist. It upended everything, reorienting the economy, business operations, and our own livelihoods.

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Apr

Enrollment explodes in Northern New Mexico College's cannabis program

Mateo Frazier expected Northern New Mexico College’s Cannabis Establishment Technician Course to grow over time.

But not in a matter of months.

Frazier, director of the college’s Arts, Film and Media Department, said he knew people would be interested in the eight-week certification course that started in March because of what he called its “provocative nature.”

 

He was happy 45 people took part in the initial course, but what he and others at the Española school are seeing for the summer and beyond blew his mind.

Mon
26
Apr

More Illinois cannabis workers fighting to unionize

Cannabis workers in the St. Louis Metro East area say it's time to unionize. They're fighting for better working conditions, more job opportunities, and a commitment to improve local communities.

Ian Spaeth is a cannabis worker at the dispensary Beyond Hello in Sauget, Illinois. The dispensary is owned by Jushi Holdings and operates 17 stores across the country, including four in Illinois. Spaeth has worked in the cannabis industry for about ten years and is also one of the more vocal employees that wants to unionize.

"I absolutely love my job," said Spaeth. "I personally really like Jushi. I love seeing them grow, and I hope that they decide to let us grow with them."

Thu
08
Apr

Philadelphia Could Outlaw Pre-Employment Cannabis Screenings

In a bold move for cannabis acceptance, the City Council of Philadelphia is set to vote on a measure that would make it illegal for companies to pre-screen prospective employees for cannabis use. 

If this bill passes, it is expected to be backed by Mayor Jim Kenney, who has shown support of cannabis decriminalization. The bill advanced out of a Council committee this week, and if passed, would go into effect on January 1 of 2022.

Wed
07
Apr

Rhode Island Cannabis Workers Go Union

The Rhode Island cannabis industry is projected to generate $1.7 million in tax revenue in the 2022 fiscal year, and is set to bring in $16.9 million in 2023 tax revenue.

Tue
06
Apr

Get Paid to Study Cannabis! $20,000 Scholarship Announced

Yep, you read that right: you can now get paid to study cannabis! Cannatech healthcare company Veriheal just announced a $20,000 Innovation in Cannabis scholarship for students pursuing cannabis degrees. 

The scholarship first launched in 2020, but last year only gave out $10,000 in scholarship awards. This year, it has been doubled to offer 20 $1,000 scholarships to those who qualify. 

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