Cannabis Jobs

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If recreational cannabis becomes legal in Illinois, how the industry could grow

No one predicts pot brownies for sale in every grocery store if recreational adult use of cannabis is approved by the Illinois legislature.

But experts and industry insiders anticipate plenty of opportunities for businesses to get involved in what could be a new legal market for an already popular product.

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15
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Construction to start this summer on N.W.T.'s 1st cannabis production facility

The man who aims to become one of the Northwest Territories' first players in Canada's fledgling cannabis industry hopes to break ground on his new facility this summer.

Jordan Harker wants to grow and make cannabis products, such as oil and edibles, in Yellowknife's Engle Business District.

To do this, he needs a cultivation licence and a processing licence from Health Canada, security clearance from the RCMP and development permits from the City of Yellowknife.

Harker, who has not settled on a name for his company, passed what he calls an "important milestone" this week, when he received warm reception about his plans from Yellowknife city council.​

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15
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Shut-down meatpacking plant to be reopened as medical cannabis facility

In an example of the opportunity that legal cannabis can offer economically depressed communities, a former meatpacking plant in Michigan that has sat idle for almost 25 years will soon be reopened as a medical marijuana facility. OrganiLife, located in Saginaw County in Chesaning, Michigan, will begin operations later this month at its cultivation and processing facility in a 30,000 square foot building growing 4,500 plants. The site also has 16 additional buildings that could eventually house 500,000 plants if business conditions warrant the expansion, according to property owner Beau Parmenter.

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14
Mar

Determining how best to protect intellectual property essential for players in Canadian, U.S. cannabis space

Licensed producers (LPs), retailers and others already in the Canadian or U.S. cannabis industry—or looking to take the plunge—should be thinking about how they will distinguish their businesses, products and services from others. In what is quickly becoming a crowded and competitive marketplace, intellectual property (IP) could prove key and IP protection available under Canadian and U.S. laws should be an important part of any strategy moving forward.

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11
Mar

Illinois’ largely white marijuana industry is booming, and minority-run businesses want in on it

Illinois’ marijuana industry is flourishing. More residents are buying the drug for medicinal use, and the state is on the brink of legalizing recreational use of cannabis, potentially creating opportunities for a new wave of entrepreneurs.

But right now, businesses in line to reap the financial rewards are overwhelmingly male and mostly white.

There are 17 companies that own licenses to grow and process marijuana in Illinois. The majority have CEOs or executive directors who are white, but exact ownership information is unknown.

The state denied a Freedom of Information Act request for data on individuals with ownership stakes in dispensaries and cultivation centers, saying it was confidential.

Fri
08
Mar

Major cannabis grower, based in Strathroy, boosts women's role in industry

With women accounting for three-quarters of its leadership team, a Southwestern Ontario cannabis company is on a mission to bring more women into Canada’s pot industry.

Strathroy-based marijuana grower Eve & Co. posted profiles of its female staffers to social media this week leading up to International Women’s Day on Friday.

“One of the things that I’ve always said is that I want to empower women,” Eve & Co.  chief executive Melinda Rombouts said. “That first starts with empowering our team.”

The former operator of a Strathroy flower-growing operation, Rombouts founded Eve and Co., a female-focused cannabis company for the recreational market, and its subsidiary, Natural MedCo., a medical marijuana producer.

Fri
08
Mar

Meet the 2019 High Times Women of Weed honorees

High Times strives to uplift and center the women who make the cannabis space what it is: innovative, progressive, inclusive, and welcoming. This International Women’s Day, we’d like to announce the 2019 High Times Women of Weed honorees. These twenty individuals have made significant change, progress, and advances in their fields—and of course, in cannabis. Ahead of this year’s Women of Weed event, here are the honorees and what they do:

Fri
08
Mar

How companies can prepare for doing business in the hemp age

Researchers, manufacturers and retailers nationwide are crossing their fingers anticipating a fully-legalized future for marijuana and hemp-based products. Since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a small amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill that lifted the federal ban on hemp cultivation, hemp-derived products are now poised to spread throughout the country. 

Like it or not, the legal marijuana industry has arrived — and it’s likely to keep growing (pun intended). Companies everywhere, from banks and retailers to professional services and marketing agencies, must decide how they’ll work with these burgeoning businesses. 

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07
Mar

The DEA is searching for field test kits to differentiate hemp and marijuana

The Drug Enforcement Agency has requested input from companies who may be able to provide field test kits that can differentiate hemp from marijuana. In a notice posted to the federal business opportunities website, the DEA said it is conducting market research to obtain test kits or instruments that can determine if a sample of cannabis contains more than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight.

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07
Mar

Here's what a cannabis concierge can offer canna-tourists

Cannabis tourism has become huge in states where the substance is now legal for recreational use, writes Calvin Hughes. However, the trend's popularity doesn't necessarily mean it's easy to touch down in a city like Denver or San Fransisco and get right into the local marijuana culture. Since cannabis laws vary from state to state - and even individual cities within a state - figuring out your destination's rules and regs can be daunting.

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