Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 

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Thu
22
Aug

18 careers in cannabis that you can have now

Cannabis is having an explosive moment in nearly every aspect of the industry (except for possession-related incarcerations). The good news is that there is room for just about everyone in this potentially lucrative and truly exciting field. If you can imagine a job in cannabis, it most likely exists and is hiring, and if it doesn’t, you can probably create it. So if you’ve been thinking of switching careers, it may be high time. Be it sales, marketing, green thumbs—there is even room for part-time and retired people and folks of all backgrounds and levels of education. The sky is the limit for growth potential, literally and metaphorically, in the cannabis sector. Read on to see some available positions and companies hiring now.

Wed
21
Aug

California cities seeing cannabis industry workers unionizing

Northern California’s South Bay now has its first cannabis union. Representatives from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) announced on Friday at San Jose City Hall that workers at the town’s MedMen dispensary location would organize.

Employees at the dispensary will enjoy wages that come in at $3 above Californian minimum wage, two weeks of vacation pay, 40 percent employee discounts, and time and a half overtime holiday pay, among other benefits.

Tue
20
Aug

Despite recession talks, cannabis jobs remain abundant in Nevada

With worry over a potential national financial dip, the cannabis industry continues its climb toward employing Americans.

America still has a bit of post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from the great recession that took place around 10 years ago. And that is perfectly understandable. Anyone who was employed at the time knows all too well the toll this financial fiasco had on the economic foundation most of us often take for granted. Somewhere around 8.8 million people lost their jobs during the recession. Unfortunately, some of these workers never truly recovered from it either.

Wed
14
Aug

Thai University opens ‘Ganja Studies Department’

Things have moved slowly in authoritarian Thailand since passage of a medical marijuana law last year. But now one of the country’s leading universities is launching a “Ganja Studies Department,” and attendant research facility.

Mon
12
Aug

5 things you should know before starting up your cannabusiness

When entrepreneurs approach me for advice on getting into the cannabis business, the first question I ask is, “Who are you trying to help?”

 Luckily for then, and for you, I’ve been there, done that, and believe that we cannot build a better framework for industry growth without helping each other out. It’s simply not possible. 

In that spirit of sharing the goods, I offer these five tips on launching a cannabis business. 

Thu
08
Aug

Higher (cannabis) education: These are the smokiest, post-secondary schools in the U.S.

In case it’s a deciding factor in your U.S. post-secondary school of choice, a college admissions company has done the legwork and evaluated higher learning options in the country where weed consumption on campus is the most common.

Tue
06
Aug

Chart: Women account for more than a third of marijuana business Executives

Nearly 37% of the senior-level jobs at cannabis companies are held by women, according to a Marijuana Business Daily survey.

Although the number of women holding top spots has vacillated since 2015, the percentage of women top executives in the cannabis space is still far higher than the national average of 21% for all businesses in the United States, according to the MJBizDaily survey conducted in June.

Tue
06
Aug

How to get a job in the cannabis industry

The cannabis industry is hiring. To date, more than 211,000 people have full-time cannabis jobs in legal states, and more than 64,000 of those jobs were added in 2018, according to a special report from the resource site Leafly. This number will only continue to grow as new companies enter the industry and more states legalize. But having sold weed in high school doesn’t make you a shoo-in for a job.

Mon
29
Jul

The future of cannabis media is female

Tera Patrick, adult film star and apparent marijuana enthusiast, smiles coyly out from the cover of the August 2008 issue of High Times, a “sex, nugs and rock ‘n’ roll special,” with a pile of bud strategically placed in front of her bikini-clad cleavage.

On this cover, Patrick epitomizes the archetype that women in weed have pointed to, again and again, as an example of the sexy, sexist specter they’ve been working to exorcise for years. In the brave new world of legal cannabis, women are insisting that their place is in the boardroom or out in the grow, not behind the booth.

Mon
29
Jul

Universities are finally starting to take cannabis careers a little more seriously

The cannabis industry has seen massive growth in recent years, so it's easy to forget that it wasn't that long ago that even some of the biggest businesses in the space had real challenges recruiting highly skilled people to fill out their teams. And recruiters for the industry had a tough time convincing job candidates to take cannabis seriously.

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