Cannabis Jobs

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Mon
29
Apr

Let Universities study cannabis, say Members of Congress

A letter has been issued by a bipartisan group of Congress members demanding protections for educational institutes who want to study marijuana, writes Calvin Hughes.

As it stands, universities and colleges can't work with cannabis in any capacity without fear of losing their federal funding. This stipulation has long been one of the many reasons that research on cannabis has historically been lacking. However, Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) and a bipartisan group of 25 other congressional lawmakers hope that will soon change.

Fri
26
Apr

Latina entrepreneur overcomes financial barriers, cultural taboos to build cannabis business

This story has been edited for brevity and clarity and translated from Spanish.

Once hidden underground, it isn’t hard to find marijuana businesses in Nevada these days — they’re the sophisticated buildings in busy strip malls with bold green letters proclaiming “cannabis.”

Marijuana has risen from ignominy to prominence in the state since lawmakers authorized recreational sales in July 2017. And the plant has also taken a prominent role in the life of Priscilla Vilchis, founder of Premium Produce, a company that grows marijuana not too far from the Las Vegas Strip.

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.

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