Marijuana Industry Entrepreneurs Enjoy Hottest Career Opportunities

Marijuana is safer than unemployment

By John Levy The marijuana market is among the fastest growing of all time. It is also becoming more socially acceptable, and as such, many young people are opting for a career in the cannabis industry. According to Forbes, the pot sector will create more employment than manufacturing by 2020. There are many job opportunities Read the full article…

Guest Post: Cannabis Working Conditions Vary, Need Better Controls

I lasted less than a month. Not because the job was hard but because I was asked to work in a closed room with an non-ventilated propane heater.

By Edmonde Franco Guest Editorial WASHINGTON: I remember sitting on my living room floor smoking a joint with friends while watching Saturday Night Live. Laraine Newman was doing an ad for the American Dope Growers Union. We laughed so hard tears were running down our cheeks. It was April 1977. Looking back on it now maybe Read the full article…

Trimmigrants Flock To California To Process Marijuana

The annual march of migrant marijuana workers has occurred for years throughout the pot-rich North Coast, from Sonoma County to the Oregon border and beyond during the traditional fall cannabis harvest season

CALIFORNIA: Except for traffic passing through on Highway 101, this northern Mendocino County city is relatively quiet much of the year. But for three months in the fall, it gets an influx of world travelers lured by marijuana-trimming jobs, temporarily swelling the town’s population of under 5,000 and instilling it with an international flavor. They’re called Read the full article…

This Newspaper Is Looking for a Marijuana Critic

Seeking budding writers in Oregon

OREGON: The employment outlook is looking up for cannabis aficionados. The Oregonian, the main newspaper in Portland, is looking for a critic to review marijuana strains and other weed-related products. The job listing for the freelance position demands an “experienced cannabis consumer” with deep knowledge of the strains of marijuana available in the state. The role will Read the full article…

New MJ Research Report: Washington Canna-businesses Plan To Grow Organizations By 200% In 2015

Jobs Report Infographic

Last month the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) hosted the first ever cannabis job fair in Spokane, WA.  As part of our MJ Research’s effort to provide business intelligence to participants in the legal cannabis industry, we surveyed more than 110 hiring managers, employees and job candidates online and at the event. From analysis of this Read the full article…

Managing HR For Your Cannabis Industry Business

All it takes is one pissed-off employee to make your life miserable and jeopardize your business that you’ve worked so hard for.

By Aubrey Armes WASHINGTON: These are exciting and turbulent times in the cannabis industry.  With more and more states legalizing cannabis, the possibility and potential for business growth just keeps getting bigger.  Whether you are in the industry because you are a passionate activist, you simply see dollar signs or anywhere in between, it doesn’t Read the full article…

Will Work For Weed

This green rush is unlike other economic booms," Rheins says. "There are more opportunities in this new market, and employers are looking for workers across the spectrum — from insurance salesmen, to growers, to bankers, to security guards."

WASHINGTON: Start practicing your elevator pitch — the 60-second speech to land you a dream job in the cannabis industry. The Marijuana Business Association is hosting a job fair and networking event featuring up to 50 cannabis employers and keynote speakers from across the state. Spokane is host to the third MJBA job fair to date. MJBA Read the full article…

Best Job Posting Ever Seeks Sex-Loving Pothead

Our new freelance columnist will write about sex, relationships, intimacy, gender issues and more as it all relates to a world where marijuana is becoming legal -- and oftentimes present in the bedroom. Our columnist will write about his or her own history, address trends, review related products and answer reader questions. This is a paid freelance position, and our ideal candidate will truly put him or herself out there.

COLORADO:  Do you like sex and marijuana? Well then this job is for you. Last week, The Denver Post’s marijuana news site The Cannabist posted what may be the best job description — and job — ever. “Sex columnist, with weed focus (apply by Oct. 1),” the headline for the job listing reads. And of course the Read the full article…

Cannabis Employers Seek Workers Of Weed At Seattle Job Fair Sat, Sept 27th

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of job seekers will join dozens of employers as the first crop of Washington’s legal cannabis businesses go to market at “Job Fair Seattle,” presented by the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and cannabis industry job board Weedhire.com. “More than 70% of Washington’s legal marijuana businesses are planning to hire, according to our MJ Research Read the full article…

‘Bud’-ding Pot Industry Lights Up A Whole New Economy

"Given the overwhelming national & industry media attention, the WeedHire name is now one of the most recognized brands within the marijuana jobs sector. Revenues enable us to further develop and grow WeedHire in parallel with legal marijuana industry growth," said Bernstein.

NEW JERSEY: The budding pot industry is creating a tech boomlet. Entrepreneurs David Bernstein and Vlad ‎Stelmak are two of the growing number of businesspeople to get a whiff of the possible profits as more than 20 states have now passed pot-friendly laws. Their brainstorm? A website and app — WeedHire.com— devoted to helping people find Read the full article…