Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 

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Dec

5 hot new careers created by marijuana legalization

ix years ago recreational marijuana use was illegal in all 50 states — and had been for nearly a century. Following the 2018 midterm elections, anyone over 21 will soon be allowed to legally consume marijuana in 10 states plus the District of Columbia. Overall, 33 states in the past 22 years have passed some form of marijuana legalization, from medical to recreational use.

Despite the ever-present federal threat — the Drug Enforcement Administration still considers marijuana a banned substance, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened a crackdown — the $8.5 billion U.S. marijuana industry seems poised to grow as rapidly as the law will allow it. And it's generating jobs just as quickly.

Wed
05
Dec

Canada: How a laid off oilpatch worker became owner of Calgary's largest pot shop

Amid pipeline problems and market mayhem, one Calgary welder is using skills learned in the oilpatch to kick-start a career in cannabis.

Jason Marshall had worked in the oil and gas sector as a journeyman welder for more than 17 years when the economic downturn hit Alberta in 2014.

Even with more than a decade of experience, Marshall was let go from his job at Precision Drilling along with thousands of other tradespeople as the industry ground to a crawl.

Marshall spent the next few years working as a contractor until a visit to the Calgary Franchise Show with his wife, Irene Struc, led him to trade in his welding torch for good.

Wed
05
Dec

Mayor of Denver announces plans to vacate pre-legalization marijuana convictions

The United States Conference of Mayors is a non-partisan organization bringing together mayors from U.S. cities with populations above 30,000. At their annual summer meeting, Denver, Colorado mayor Michael Hancock took the lead organizing a task force, dubbed the Government for Responsible U.S. Cannabis Policy Coalition, to take everything cities have learned about legal weed and make policy recommendations to Congress and the White House. In addition to developing resolutions for the federal government, the coalition also drew up a resolution calling on local governments to vacate marijuana charges for now-legal conduct.

Wed
05
Dec

50 Best companies to work for in cannabis

The cannabis industry is in a phase of unprecedented growth. A report from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics noted the industry employed an estimated 200,000 people in 2017 and is expected to create another 400,000 jobs nationwide by 2021.

In October 2018, mainstream job-hunting platforms Glassdoor and LinkedIn, combined, listed more than 7,000 open positions for cannabis workers, ranging from dispensary staff to C-suite executives. Where once a handshake and cash under the table were perfectly acceptable—and employment contracts unheard of—now exists a full-blown corporate landscape and the labor pool to match.

Wed
05
Dec

Boston grapples with lack of diversity in marijuana industry

There are 27 marijuana business applicants who have reached the second step of the City of Boston's licensing process.

But only one is an equity applicant, a status given to marijuana businesses run by people involved in communities that were disproportionately affected by marijuana enforcement.

As the first marijuana stores are opening in Massachusetts, the city of Boston is still grappling with its licensing process. One priority for city officials is ensuring that the city's minority residents are not left out and are able to tap into the lucrative industry -- even if that slows down the industry's growth. 

Wed
05
Dec

Getting in on the ground floor of cannabis investment

Friends often tell me they want to invest in the cannabis industry but feel it’s too late or they want to participate but they don’t think they have the means. Instead of giving financial advice, I tend to just put things into perspective and tell a true story about a small tech startup and the power of private equity:

Tue
04
Dec

Third cannabis retailer enters Fort St. John

Another cannabis retailer is looking to enter the market in Fort St. John.

Glory Cannabis Company is looking to open on 100 Street at the site of the former Mastaro Sushi, and Wings and Things and Good Ole Dayz. The city has issued public notice seeking comment from nearby residents and businesses until Friday, January 4.

The company has already soft launched online and on social media, and bills itself as a family-owned and operated retailer based in Fort St. John.

The company is led by city residents Sheldon James and David Tran.

Mon
03
Dec

This music legend’s prediction on cannabis is coming true

‘Does it feel crazy to watch cannabis go truly mainstream?’

This is what Gary Vaynerchuk (AKA GaryVee) — author and CEO of Vaynermedia — asked Cypress Hill, a hip-hop band, in a video over the weekend.

Back in the 90s, when cannabis was an off-limits topic, hip hop artists often spoke about it in their lyrics.

In particular, the group Cypress Hill played a huge role in embracing cannabis in their songs with hits like ‘Insane in the membrane’ or ‘I wanna get high’.

As GaryVee put it:

Fri
30
Nov

Wine, weed, or both?

Wine…weed…or both?

Why choose when you don’t have to. Right?

At least that’s what Van Solkov probably thought as he sat at a coffee shop in Sonoma Square, California. He had been watching wine tour bus after wine tour bus pass by.

That’s when the idea came to him. Why not mix wine and weed in a tour?

Solkov is now the founder of Happy Travelers Tours, a tour company that does just that, takes you on a wine and weed combination tour.

As they say on their website, Happy Travelers’ weed and wine tour is for the ‘Canna-Curious.’ For people who want to learn more about California’s weed production but also to educate people on the medicinal properties of weed.

Fri
30
Nov

No decision on whether Missouri's poorest can use medical marijuana without losing welfare benefits

 Gov. Mike Parson’s administration has not decided whether thousands of Missouri welfare recipients will lose their benefits if they use medical marijuana.

In response to a series of questions put to administration officials this week, the Department of Social Services, which administers the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, said the question remains under review.

“The Department of Social Services is currently studying the issue and will make a decision on how to proceed at the appropriate time,” spokeswoman Rebecca Woelfel told the Post-Dispatch.

Officials, for example, also have not made decisions on whether to bar medical marijuana users from certain state jobs.

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