Report: Legal Cannabis Industry Responsible For 150,000 Full Time Jobs

One of the most troubling aspects of current marijuana policy in this country, even in those states that have legalized marijuana, is the continuing job discrimination faced by those who smoke marijuana.

WASHINGTON: The legal cannabis industry is responsible for the creation of an estimated 150,000 full-time jobs, according to state-by-state datacompiled by the online content provider Leafly.com. Their analysis identified 149,304 full-time jobs supported by the legal marijuana industry. Not all of the jobs included in the tally involved direct contact with the plant, as ancillary businesses like Read the full article…

Teamsters Decry Shutdown of L.A. Cannabis Facility With Union Ties

“Businesses that are following the law should not be harassed just because they are part of the cannabis industry.”

Dubious Police Raid of THC Design Results in Loss of 50 Good-Paying Jobs By Kristin Heidelbach CALIFORNIA:  A cannabis cultivator who just last week reached a labor peace agreement with Teamsters Joint Council 42 for the right to organize some 150 employees at his three facilities in the city has been forced to shut down Read the full article…

Oregon Economist Beau Whitney Releases Cannabis Jobs Report

One of the most troubling aspects of current marijuana policy in this country, even in those states that have legalized marijuana, is the continuing job discrimination faced by those who smoke marijuana.

12,500 Cannabis Jobs in Oregon Generating $315 Million in Wages OREGON: Cannabis industry economist Beau Whitney of Whitney Economics today released the results of “Cannabis Employment Estimates,” a report compiled at the request of the Oregon State House of Representatives Committee on Economic Development and Trade on the number of jobs associated with the Oregon Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Training for Dispensaries Coming To Ohio This Summer

Medical Marijuana job training is coming to Ohio

OHIO: HempStaff, a medical marijuana recruiting and training agency, is hosting three Medical Marijuana Dispensary Agent Training Classes in Ohio this summer as the state gets ready for the implementation of the state’s Medical Marijuana Program. The first class will be held June 3rd in Cleveland at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 4900 Emerald Court Southwest, Cleveland. The second is slated for June Read the full article…

Oregon Cannabis Jobs Report

As new Cannabis economies come online across the United States and around the world, it is imperative that we track the growth of this industry as it creates jobs and economic opportunities for individuals, communities, and businesses alike.

OREGON: The goal of the Oregon Cannabis Jobs Report is simple: To establish a foundation for future research on how many jobs are being created within the cannabis industry to date. As new Cannabis economies come online across the United States and around the world, it is imperative that we track the growth of this Read the full article…

NWMJLaw Bootcamp Series: Employee Management And Conflict Resolution

Aaron Pelley and Anne van Leynseele of NWMJ Law will host the third NWMJLaw Biz Boot Camp

WASHINGTON: As the industry evolves and businesses get past the initial pressures of getting licensed and through the first few months of operations, we see two issues emerge that are worth an in-depth exploration. This week in Seattle, Aaron Pelley and Anne van Leynseele of NWMJ Law will lead an open discussion with stories from the Read the full article…

WeedHire Releases 2014 Q4 Cannabis Jobs Report

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the city of Denver’s unemployment rate alone was 4.2% through November 2014, down from 6.5% a year ago.

NEW JERSEY: The marijuana job market saw unprecedented growth in 2014 with the evolution of recreational businesses in Colorado as well as the continued advancement of investment into business infrastructures for the medically legal states as well as the marketing of ancillary products and services. Consistent with other industries as they evolve, legal marijuana is seeing Read the full article…

These People Left Respectable Corporate Jobs To Work In The Booming Marijuana Industry

There are plenty of people flocking to the industry simply because they love pot.

COLORADO:  In late 2010, Derek Peterson was fired from his job as a vice president at Morgan Stanley, where he had been managing a $100 million fund. But instead of looking for another job on Wall Street, Peterson decided to dive head first into the marijuana industry side project that had gotten him fired in Read the full article…

U.S. Startups Jumping Headfirst Into The Marijuana Industry

Those getting into the marijuana industry today are getting a leg up on the growing wave of competition. The New York Times recently covered the industry that is now receiving financial backing from several networks of investors that are ready to plunge millions into the industry.

WASHINGTON: The next great American gold rush is upon us. Vast, open land awaits the right eager businessperson to stake out their plot of land. This time, the gold is green — and the products include plastic baggies, vaporizers and mobile apps. Yes. The marijuana industry is where the opportunities are. (More coverage of the emerging Read the full article…