Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 

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Mon
11
Feb

Cannabis co-ops seek to bring small producers, processors into legal market

British Columbia may be famous for its bud but some say Canada’s new marijuana legalization framework is excluding the small producers with established know-how.

A movement is growing in the province to address that problem with a common idea: cannabis co-operatives.

“Some may argue we’ve lost our place to either Ontario or Alberta based on the number of licensed producers based out of those provinces,” said Barinder Rasode, CEO and co-founder or Grow Tech Labs, a cannabis business accelerator.

“We’re very focused on making sure that B.C. remains a world leader in the area.”

Tue
05
Feb

Cannabis jobs pay 11% more than the US median salary, and demand is up 76%

As more states legalize cannabis usage, the industry that provides the drug has gotten a burst of confidence in its long-term prospects and is rapidly expanding.

Job openings rose 76 percent from December 2017 to December 2018, with 1,512 open roles posted in that final month of 2018 alone, according to Glassdoor. Back in 2017, that number was only 858.

The industry's acceleration doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon either, as this latest upsurge only continues a trend Glassdoor has been observing over the past few years, thanks to loosening restrictions on the drug.

Mon
04
Feb

Insuring cannabis companies remains problematic

Cannabis’ place in U.S. society — and the question of its legality — has been debated since the beginning of the 20th century.  The movement to prohibit cannabis hit its high watermark in 1970 when President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act into federal law, which designated cannabis as a Schedule I drug and made its possession, distribution and sale a punishable offense. Since that time, however, the pendulum has swung aggressively in the other direction.

With the successful passage of ballot initiatives in Michigan, Missouri, and Utah in November’s midterm elections, cannabis is now legal for medical use in 32 states and Washington, D.C., and available for recreational use in 10 states and Washington, D.C.

Fri
01
Feb

Opportunities still exist in the cannabis sector

When legalization finally hit last year, the flurry of excitement and opportunity that investors had been feeling for the past few years suddenly felt less spectacular than most had expected. In fact, most of the cannabis stocks witnessed a retreat as the ramp-up to legalization was followed by a retreat across the entire market.

While that may have swayed some investors off the segment, there are still a number of intriguing investment options out there to augment nearly any portfolio, and one such company that investors should strongly consider is Hexo Corp. (TSX:HEXO)

Thu
31
Jan

Clearing the air on cannabis cultivation

As the cannabis sector continues to grow in Canada, so do questions about worker health and safety. One area of particular concern is air quality.

There is a propensity for mould and bacteria to thrive in greenhouses and grow houses. Cannabis typically grows in temperatures between 21 C and 32 C, with relative humidity higher than normal humidity levels, which are 40 percent to 50 percent for health and comfort.

 

“These are good conditions for mould growth,” suggests Janet Deline, media spokesperson for Ontario’s Ministry of Labour in Toronto.

Wed
30
Jan

Where the green is: Cannabis jobs

 

Here's some good news about the labor market: The cannabis industry is creating jobs at a rapid pace, a new study from employment site Glassdoor finds.

 

 

 

Wed
30
Jan

Colleges are launching cannabis degrees and certificate programs

Cannabis is coming to the classroom.

The first degrees in cannabis chemistry will be offered beginning this fall at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., according to the university’s website. The soon-to-be-launched program will offer both associate and bachelor’s degrees, and will equip students “with the knowledge necessary to gain employment in emergent cannabis markets.”

Tue
29
Jan

How the Farm Bill progresses cannabidiol like never before

Like the rest of the United States cannabidiol (CBD) market, the owners of CBDPure found themselves in a gray area that no other thriving consumer health market had experienced in some time.

Tue
29
Jan

High hopes for the cannabis tourism industry

Cannabis tourism has come along way. The idea of being "hotboxed" on a smoke-filled bus with a stripper pole and a group of strangers is far from the ideal experience for both new and seasoned cannabis users. As the cannabis industry grows so does the expectations for high-quality goods and services -- and the possible eradication of hotboxing altogether.

Mon
28
Jan

Where’s the weed? Clues to Canada’s cannabis shortages

Where’s the weed!?

That’s been a common Canadian refrain lately. Shortages appeared almost immediately after recreational cannabis sales began last October.

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