Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 

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Fri
12
Apr

Majoring in marijuana: Colleges ramp up training for weed industry jobs as demand for pot grows

Marijuana companies in Illinois are on the prowl for new employees, but experience growing weed in the basement likely won’t fly on a resume.

The bar for entry-level positions is moving higher as marijuana companies grow so fast it is no longer practical to train workers new to the industry. Growers and dispensaries increasingly want employees with academic training. The result: More colleges are starting to offer, for lack of a better term, a degree in growing marijuana.

Fri
05
Apr

Muisca Group: Elevating Latinos in the Latin American cannabis market

Latin America is a global example in the deregulation of cannabis. Companies across the Americas are investing in states where legalization is at the forefront. Countries are courting investors and building communities to design and further deregulation initiatives.

Cannabis is a historical and cultural medicine for many communities across Latin America, and some governments, like Colombia, are seeking to elevate those communities and include them in the new booming economy.

Fri
05
Apr

2 legal marijuana workers in Denver were denied citizenship because of their jobs

U.S. immigration authorities blocked two immigrants’ applications for citizenship because of their work in Colorado’s marijuana industry, their attorneys and Denver officials said, accusing the Trump administration of quietly targeting immigrants seeking jobs in the growing field.

Oswaldo Barrientos said he began working in the marijuana industry in 2014, inspired by the research he had done into medical products after his mother’s skin cancer diagnosis. He was brought to the U.S. from El Salvador as an infant and was granted a green card when he was 13.

Wed
03
Apr

Paid to smoke pot: Edmontonian selected as one of eight cannabis connoisseurs out of 25,000 applicants

Since weed was legalized last fall, many Canadians may fancy themselves as cannabis connoisseurs. As of Monday, Edmonton’s Amanda Bladon can put the title on a business card.

Bladon was one of eight Canadians hired by Toronto-based company AHLOT to sample and evaluate different strains of cannabis and get paid to do so.

“I’m kind of in dream-job land right now,” Bladon said Monday, her first day of a year-long contract as a cannabis connoisseur. “I just thought the opportunity sounded a little bit too good to be true and I’m a bit of a risk taker so I figured why not throw my name in the pile and let’s see what happens.”

Mon
01
Apr

More US Colleges adding marijuana to their study programs

College student Grace DeNoya is used to people laughing when they learn what she is studying. Her degree centers on the marijuana plant -- an intoxicating drug that is illegal in many parts of the world.

“I say, ‘No, it’s a serious degree, a chemistry degree first and foremost. It’s hard work. Organic chemistry is a bear,” the 27 year old told the Associated Press.

DeNoya is one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. The school, known as NMU, is one of an increasing number of colleges and universities that are preparing graduates for careers growing, researching and selling the plants.

Mon
01
Apr

3 Ad Women Making New Careers In Cannabis

 

As an industry under the microscope, cannabis is revealing some interesting trends when it comes to those who work in the sector, one of which is that it’s attracting a lot of women from the world of advertising despite cannabis being almost entirely taboo in terms of its marketing. To find out what might be driving this drift, The Fresh Toast asked a few women who leaped.

Tue
26
Mar

Women in cannabis are breaking the 'grass ceiling’

Predictions of massive growth in the cannabis industry mean plenty of opportunities for budding entrepreneurs.  

Women occupied 27 percent of executive roles in the burgeoning cannabis industry in 2017, per Marijuana Business Daily, which Forbes points out is better than the 21 percent they hold in traditional businesses.

Tue
26
Mar

The end to Canada's cannabis drought may be much more dramatic than expected

There are literally hundreds of applications for cannabis cultivation licenses awaiting approval from Health Canada, writes Calvin Hughes. And if they all get put through, it would mean way more weed than Canada would ever need.

At the end of 2018 there were nearly 840 applications pending in a Health Canada backlog to open new cannabis cultivation sites. And while the country is currently facing down a huge supply chain issue, some analysts fear that licensing all those new sites wouldn't actually make things any better.

Tue
26
Mar

People are lining up to grow marijuana for research. Trump’s Justice Department won’t let them.

George Hodgin is ready to go. The moment he gets approval from the federal government, his company is ready, he said, to produce high-quality marijuana for research — and nearly two dozen university researchers are on board to buy it for studies that could help fill the surprisingly large void in what we know about marijuana’s benefits and harms.

There’s just one problem: The US Department of Justice won’t give him the approval he needs to start producing weed. So the researchers clamoring for access to marijuana — to finally learn more about the drug’s effects — can’t get it, even as states move to legalize pot.

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