Cannabis Jobs

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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.

Thu
29
Nov

Former NJ Lt. Governor opposes weed legalization by comparing it to sex work

New Jersey’s Republican former lieutenant governor Kim Guadagno unwittingly made a good case for the legalization of sex work while attempting to trash the state’s proposed recreational cannabis bill.

“If they need revenue that badly let’s legalize a victimless crime and tax it up the wazoo,” she told 101.5 FM host Bill Spadea on Tuesday. “What do I mean by that? Let’s legalize prostitution. It’s better for women because they’ll get good medical care, it will cut out the middleman — if you know what I mean — and it’s between two consenting adults.”

Wed
28
Nov

8 Most unexpected celebrities who've invested in cannabis

With marijuana becoming legal in more and more states, many people are rushing to invest in the industry, writes Joseph Misulonas. And obviously this includes many celebrities who have plenty of money to put into cannabis. And while celebrities like Snoop Dogg or Willie Nelson may not be surprising to see investing in marijuana, there are others that will leave you shaking your head.

Here are the eight most unexpected celebrities who’ve invested in cannabis:

Tue
27
Nov

Marijuana is legal -- but so is firing an employee who tests positive for using it - MassLive.com

Marijuana might be legal for adults to possess, grow, consume and, starting only last week, to buy at retail shops in Massachusetts.

But marijuana and its derivatives are still forbidden to employees at Teddy Bear Pools in Chicopee. President and CEO Ted Hebert said Monday that he'll continue random drug testing for his 90-or-so workers, and he'll keep dismissing those who test positive for marijuana.

"We will continue doing drug testing. It's my liability," he said. "As an employer I have a responsibility and a liability."

State law on marijuana has changed, but the law still allows employers to test employees for drug use. Workplaces are required to make reasonable accommodations for medical marijuana.

Mon
26
Nov

Weed in the workplace - experts weigh in on cannabis and labour law

A landmark court ruling by the Constitutional Court that decriminalised the private and personal use of cannabis could leave employers in a pickle when it comes to health and safety in the workplace, experts have said.

This is because it may be difficult to determine for certain whether an employee is under the influence of cannabis or not when they come to work, which could have implications – particularly for employees performing potentially hazardous work.

Mon
29
Oct

Canada licenses first Indigenous owned and operated medical marijuana facility

A First Nations community is seizing opportunities in Canada’s newly legal cannabis industry.

Canadian regulators have licensed the country’s first Indigenous owned and operated medical marijuana facility, it was announced recently. The facility, Seven Leaf, received a license to operate as a medicinal cannabis cultivator and processor under the Access to Cannabis For Medical Purposes Regulations from Health Canada late last month.

Seven Leaf is located in the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory on Cornwall Island, Ontario and is run by members of the Akwesasne community with experience in horticulture, pharmaceuticals, law, and business administration. 

Wed
26
Sep

Marijuana employment: Is the budtender position a dead end job?

Back in the early years, when my friends and I were about ten or eleven years old, we always thought it would be such a "cool" job to work at a liquor store. In our minds, these lucky people went to work every day, kicked back to some tunes, cracked open a beer anytime they wanted and, of course, sold a bottle of booze to a customer from time to time. "Man, that's got to be about the best job in the world," one of us would say. "Yeah, imagine how much beer that guy gets to drink," another would chime in.

Mon
10
Sep

Ranking marijuana industry jobs by paycheck

The legal marijuana industry is booming, according to a new report from one of commercial pot's largest job recruiters. But which jobs are paying the most?

In a recent analysis of the marijuana industry's job and salary rates, Vangst, the self-proclaimed "Monster.com of the cannabis industry," says it expects pot industry employment to see an annual growth of 220 percent in 2019. Using previously compiled data and a survey of over 1,200 marijuana companies, Vangst reports that salaries at licensed pot businesses (those directly touching the plant) grew over 16 percent in 2018, with industry job listings increasing by nearly 700 percent during a seven-month period between January and August.

Tue
28
Aug

New Zealand awards first-ever medical cannabis growing license

Hikurangi Cannabis crowdfunded $1.8 million in small investments from 1,500 local residents who hope to benefit from the cannabis industry.

The island nation of New Zealand has never taken a very kind approach to marijuana, as evidenced by the military-supported drug raids New Zealand law enforcement agencies conduct every year over the country’s vast hinterlands. Under the 1975 Misuse of Drugs Act, possessing any amount of cannabis for any reason is illegal. There have been attempts to decriminalize it and even efforts to legalize medical marijuana. But all have failed to end the blanket prohibition on New Zealand weed.

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