Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 

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Thu
07
Mar

Simply wanting a cannabis career 'just isn’t enough anymore', industry recruiter says

The cannabis industry in North America is currently experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, writes Brandon Hicks. Last year, Fortune magazine reported a 690 percent rise in job listings between January 2017 and August 2018, and projected an additional 220 percent growth for the industry in 2019.

Wed
06
Mar

Report: Legal marijuana industry employs over 200,000 full-time workers

The state-licensed cannabis industry gained over 64,000 new employees in 2018, and now employs over 200,000 full-time workers, according to data compiled by Whitney Economics and the online content provider Leafly.com.

Commenting on the new findings, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said, “The federal government needs to deschedule marijuana to allow states to better and more fully benefit from the economic growth engine that is the legal marijuana industry. Further, state regulators need to ensure as this sector expands its economic benefits are shared by all, including and most especially by those who suffered most under the failed policy of criminal prohibition.”

Tue
05
Mar

Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she's majoring in marijuana.

"My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed," said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at Northern Michigan University. "I say, 'No, it's a serious degree, a chemistry degree first and foremost. It's hard work. Organic chemistry is a bear.'"

As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum to prepare graduates for careers cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb.

Mon
04
Mar

P.E.I. supports new jobs at cannabis processing facility

The provincial government will support 32 new jobs at Dosecann, a cannabis oil extraction company in the Biocommons Industrial Park in Charlottetown.

Dosecann is a Health Canada approved and licensed cannabis processor. Its 42,000 square foot, purpose-built analytical testing facility in Charlottetown serves as the hub for Dosecann’s cannabis extraction, product innovation and formulation, research and development, quality testing and manufacturing.

To assist the company and support 32 new jobs, the province is providing labour rebates worth a maximum of $716,000 over two years. The province is also providing $60,000 to assist the company with rental costs.

Wed
27
Feb

How this gay entrepreneur became the founder of the world’s largest cannabis science expo

Josh Crossney didn’t initially set out to create the world's largest and most technical cannabis science expo, writes Zachary Zane, but that’s exactly what he did as the founder, president, and CEO of the Cannabis Science Conference (CSC). The conference, which will be biannual as of this year, brings together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers, and interested novices with one goal in mind: to improve cannabis science.

Wed
27
Feb

Strainprint Technologies partners with cannabis at work to connect job hunters with employers exclusively within the cannabis industry

Strainprint Community, an interactive, online platform that provides education and support for the cannabis community is pleased to announce a partnership with Cannabis At Work (CAW), the leading source for cannabis jobs in Canada, delivering recruitment services, online industry training, and HR consulting services to the cannabis industry.

Tue
26
Feb

Marketing marijuana: Industry experts weigh in on how to handle it in Mass.

Marijuana business hopefuls are eyeing different ways to market their products in Massachusetts as they face increasing competition, along with a strict regulatory structure.

There are nine open retail shops and dozens of medicinal marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts. With additional shops and dispensaries in the regulatory pipeline, marketing has become a bigger focus for people in the industry.

Victor Pinho, the California director of the Cannabis Marketing Association, moderated a recent panel of four industry leaders in Boston’s Seaport District. “We’re building this industry as things are changing along the way,” Pinho said.

Tue
26
Feb

UConn’s cannabis growing course sheds light on a plant once kept in the shadows

In a greenhouse at the bottom of Horsebarn Hill, a few plants stand much taller than the rest, the tops of their green, dissected leaves tickling the grow lights that feed them 18 hours of “sunshine” per day.

That still wasn’t enough for these hemp plants, which started to flower despite researchers’ best efforts to keep them “vegging out,” or growing in a vegetative state. Grown as part of UConn’s new course on the horticulture of cannabis — one of the first of its kind in the U.S. — these young, leggy weeds are now destined for the trash, in favor of plants that are still bud-free.

Fri
22
Feb

New marijuana laws in 2019 could help black and Latino drug dealers go legal

Fourth-generation Oakland native Tucky Blunt grew up around weed. His grandmother used it. So did his parents and his friends.

Blunt (yes, that's his real last name) started selling to friends in the neighborhood when he was 16. He was usually careful, buying in bulk from a trusted supplier and selling to customers who'd call him to meet up.

After nearly a decade of illegal sales, it was $80 worth of pot that got him in trouble. He was found with a handful of baggies stashed in his pants when police officers came for him, tipped off by someone Blunt thought was a friend.

Fri
22
Feb

Ontario lottery winners must now ramp up

The 25 recipients fortunate enough to have been selected in Ontario’s recent cannabis retail lottery are now faced with transforming lady luck into a solid business operation.

“The AGCO expects that applicants will prepare plans, which account for all aspects of running a business,” says Raymond Kahnert, media contact for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) in Toronto.

 

Lottery winners are now on their way to obtaining the first provincial licences to sell cannabis from a storefront operation. However, Kahnert notes, “the AGCO is not in a position to provide advice.”

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