Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 


Cannabis seeds – understanding the basics

Growing Cannabis from seeds for people who are interested in doing this at home is a new thing for many people. We recognize that. It’s also worth pointing out that the law is changing rapidly around the topic of Cannabis, with many countries now moving to legalize some, if not all, aspects of growing or possessing it. Ensure it’s legal for you in your country before proceeding. That’s solely your responsibility and yours alone. 


The essential cost guide to becoming a cannabis micro-cultivator in Canada

Tucked into the Cannabis Act—the federal legalization that allows for the legal sale of recreational cannabis in Canada—one will find the rules governing how to operate a micro-cultivation facility.

Like the large licenced producers (LPs), there are licensing fees and security requirements; unlike those LPs, micro-cultivators are subject to a designated square footage and output.



These cannabis jobs are most in-demand right now

Cannabis is the fastest growing sector in the United States, but which cannabis jobs are in highest demand?

Today, there couldn’t be more options for high-level managers, scientists, weed nerds and all of the above to work in the legal marijuana industry. These are the most sought-after jobs.

Dispensary Manager and Budtender

The first cannabis jobs that come to mind, and for good reason, are dispensary manager and budtender. These are the two most in-demand jobs in legal weed.


Legal hemp delivery drivers released from jail but still charged with smuggling marijuana

Two delivery drivers who were arrested in Oklahoma for shipping legal hemp have been released from jail, although they are still facing charges for smuggling cannabis, writes Joseph Misulonas.


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.”


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.


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.


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)


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.


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.





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