Cannabis Jobs

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Wed
15
Aug

This Michigan city is about to get 400 marijuana jobs

Developers plan to break ground soon on a new medical marijuana growing and processing facility in Marshall, in south central Michigan, that’s expected to create 400 jobs, an official said Tuesday.

Michigan Pure Med plans to develop about 20 acres in the city's industrial park south of the downtown, said Scott Fleming, CEO of the Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance.

The first phase — 250,000 square feet of greenhouses — is expected to create more than 100 jobs, Fleming said. Once plans are fully developed more than 1.3 million square feet will be utilized and about 400 people will be employed, he said.

"It's pretty big," Fleming said. "Marshall has not really been getting a lot of jobs lately," and the new jobs should also help with housing development.

Tue
14
Aug

Weed's want ads longer, marijuana job searches up as industry grows

The growth of Canada’s soon-to-be-legal recreational pot industry is starting to create a small buzz among job hunters.

The job website Indeed has released new numbers that show cannabis-related searches, while still small, were more than four times higher last month compared to the year before. The data say weed-related searches increased to 26 out of every 10,000 searches, up from six.

Employers, the data found, have also been looking for more help within the expanding cannabis industry — from retail “budtenders,” to production assistants, to quality assurance. New help-wanted ads in the sector were up three-fold last month, compared to a year ago, and now make up 25 out of every 10,000 new jobs on the website.

Wed
08
Aug

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in New York Would Usher in New Era

In all likelihood, New York will legalize recreational marijuana during the next legislative session.  This sea-change will demand a regulatory scheme up to the task.  On one hand, the regime should cabin the risks associated with legalizing a drug that affects people’s mental states and abilities to drive.  But on the other hand, the regime should also maximize the health, safety and financial benefits of bringing this market into daylight.  After legalization, New York will become one of the largest marijuana markets in the United States.  If rolled out properly, legalization will carry net benefits that far outweigh the costs.

Mon
30
Jul

Guess who's worried about legalizing marijuana in Canada?

This new poll suggests that Canadians have serious (and valid) concerns about the legal cannabis rollout.

This has turned out to be another game-changing year for the legal marijuana industry. According to cannabis research firm ArcView, sales of legal pot in North America surged by 33% to $9.7 billion in 2017, and they're on pace to grow by an average of 28% per year through 2021. That'd put North American sales on track for almost $25 billion in annual sales by the end of 2021.

Mon
23
Jul

These 30 countries have legalized medical marijuana in some capacity

This is shaping up to be a truly incredible year for the legal cannabis industry.

Just over a month ago, Canada made history by passing the Cannabis Act. In doing so, it becomes the first industrialized nation in the world (and only the second country overall, behind Uruguay) to have passed legislation allowing adults to purchase marijuana. When the green flag waves on Oct. 17, it'll open the door to perhaps $5 billion in added annual sales, once the industry is fully ramped up.

Mon
16
Jul

The marijuana industry's love-hate relationship with Jeff Sessions

Sessions' war on weed is derailing medical research, as well as inciting calls for reform at the federal level that might otherwise not be heard.

Don't blink, or you might miss some incredible changes occurring in the legal cannabis space.

To our north, Canada became the first industrialized country in the world to pass a law legalizing recreational marijuana last month, while to our south, Mexico gave the green light to medical cannabis in June 2017.

Mon
09
Jul

Oklahoma: Medical industry pushes for THC limits on medical marijuana

Although a large majority of public comments about State Question 788 urged the Oklahoma State Department of Health not to impose cannabinoid percentage limits for medical marijuana products, records show multiple medical industry officials support the proposed strict regulations.

However, a doctor who specializes in the scientific study of cannabis says limitations on product potency will diminish the spirit of the ballot measure approved last month that rightly gives wide latitude to medical professionals.

Mon
25
Jun

NJ's busiest weed dispensary wants to build largest greenhouse on East Coast

New Jersey's busiest medical marijuana dispensary appears to be ready to get even busier.

Curaleaf, formerly known as Compassionate Sciences, opened a new retail location across the street from its existing location in Bellmawr last month and has entered the planning stage for a 100,000-square-foot, indoor growing facility on a remediated landfill here near an intersection of interstates 295 and 76, company and borough officials said. The new facility would be about the size of two football fields.

Mon
25
Jun

Canada: Pot companies on hiring spree ahead of lucrative legal market

Considering a career in the cannabis business? Now may be the time to take the plunge as licensed marijuana companies ramp up production and rush to fill jobs ahead of pot's legalization in Canada on Oct. 17.

"It's crunch time," said Jordan Sinclair, vice-president of communications for Canopy Growth, based in Smith Falls, Ont. "This is probably the peak insanity for the HR team."

The medical marijuana company has about 1,000 employees, but that number will soon balloon by more than half. It's looking to fill upwards of 600 new positions as the company prepares for the recreational pot market. 

Mon
25
Jun

Nevada pot regulators given more funds to deal with demand

Nevada's marijuana regulators say they are trying to keep up with demands at recreational dispensaries, where sales continue to outpace projections.

The Nevada Appeal reports the Interim Finance Committee approved an additional $1.5 million for the Department of Taxation to hire more security guards and staff to process background checks for workers at marijuana facilities.

Sales have surpassed projections every month since recreational marijuana for adult use became legal July 1.

Taxation Director Bill Anderson told the Interim Finance Committee this week the workload is severely straining the existing staff.

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