Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 

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Mon
21
Jan

Calculated risks and strategic game plans make PR in cannabis a creative challenge

 

 

When it comes to marketing and promotion in the cannabis industry, there’s a clear “before” and “after”. Before regulations were set in stone on Oct. 17, the trend veered towards being bold and brave; after legalization, companies are often seen toeing the line.

 

 

 

Thu
17
Jan

Pot revenue could fund new education and law enforcement programs

The Colorado General Assembly has been in session for less than two weeks, but lawmakers are already hard at work and have introduced more than 200 bills so far.

A key part of a bill's success or failure is how much money it would cost taxpayers and where the money used to fund the initiative would come from. Since 2014, one of the easiest targets for funding has been marijuana tax dollars.

Tue
15
Jan

UConn’s new cannabis course brings scientific rigor to the art of growing

Beginning next week, students at the University of Connecticut have the chance to take a pioneering new course in cannabis horticulture. The course, titled “Horticulture of Cannabis: from Seed to Harvest,” aims to train students in all aspects of the cannabis cultivation process.

Importantly, this course represents progress on multiple fronts. For starters, it is part of an increasing focus on bringing scientifically-proven and evidence-backed processes to the world of cannabis cultivation. Additionally, the course is part of a growing trend in which colleges and universities are beginning to train students to enter the legal cannabis industry.

Tue
15
Jan

Recreational pot legalization sparks a boom in cannabis reseach

Dr. Mark Ware has devoted the past 20 years of his career to studying marijuana, and he can remember some "dark, lean" periods when he had to fight for meagre funding.

"There were times when I was told you couldn't even use 'cannabis' and 'research' in the same sentence," he recalled.

Now, Ware is the chief medical officer of one of Canada's largest pot companies, Canopy Growth Corp., which is conducting millions of dollars worth of research on the use of cannabis to treat conditions including anxiety, insomnia and pain.

Tue
15
Jan

Cannabis employees now outnumber pilots and librarians in America

If there's any marker that the cannabis industry isn't slowing down, it's just how many people are now working in it, writes Calvin Hughes.

Tue
15
Jan

Canada's Top 10 Marijuana growers could collectively produce 3.3 Million kilograms annually

The marijuana industry underwent a transformation like never before in 2018. Following nine decades of recreational cannabis prohibition, Canada's Parliament passed the Cannabis Act, thereby legalizing weed for adult consumption. In one act, marijuana went from being a somewhat taboo topic to a legitimate business model.

Mon
14
Jan

Growing demand, community acceptance boost CT's medical marijuana program

Litchfield County this spring will debut its first-ever medical marijuana dispensary in Torrington, about five years after city officials amended a key zoning regulation allowing local distribution of the drug.

Shortly after Connecticut legalized medical marijuana sales in 2012, Torrington created dispensary overlay zones allowing the retail clinics. The city's aim was simple: shorten commutes for thousands of local patients to access cannabis.

Those regulations piqued the interest of myriad entrepreneurs who wanted to open a dispensary; four received local zoning approval, and one was recently granted rights to open a facility by the state Department of Consumer Protection, which regulates the industry.

Mon
07
Jan

Wisconsin Republican leaders remain opposed to marijuana legalization despite moves by neighbors

In 2009, it looked like Wisconsin was going to be a leader in passing progressive marijuana legislation. Democrats controlled the Legislature and a bill that would have made Wisconsin the 15th state to legalize medical marijuana had the support of Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle. Polls showed wide public support.

But the bill died in committee when Democratic Rep. Julie Lassa voted with Republicans to tank it.

Nearly a decade later, Wisconsin remains on the sidelines, watching as Michigan and Illinois battle it out to see which state can attract marijuana tourists first. 

Mon
07
Jan

6 Small-cap cannabis companies to watch in 2019

We are about to close the books on arguably the most important year in cannabis’ history. Canada got much of the attention becoming the first industrialized nation to legalize. In turn, we saw stocks in the sector see enormous highs and then came down to Earth as investors picked over balance sheets unable to keep forgiving gargantuan losses by year end.

Fri
04
Jan

Cannabis will take China tech's path to propriety

America’s cannabis growers will follow an unusual path to propriety. The subversive industry is feared by the establishment, with investors reliant on legal loopholes. Yet these companies are starting out much like China’s tech giants did. In the same fashion, as they create jobs and wealth, appetite for reining them in will wane.

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