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…

Medical Marijuana And Its Impact To The Economy

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

By Zack M Twenty five states have legalized marijuana for medical use so far, and it’s already clear that there are many economical advantages to be gained from this as well as the various medical marijuana benefits to be enjoyed by patients.  Because the marijuana systems in place in these states are being well regulated and Read the full article…

Goldstein: Legalized Marijuana Benefits, Not Hurts, Society

In the states that have taken the illicit marijuana market away from criminal organizations, even law enforcement has noted that there have been minimal issues with legalization.

CALIFORNIA:  Marijuana legalization will be on the ballot in California for 2016, an effort that 55 percent of Californians now support. As a retired police officer, I spent a career fighting the war on marijuana and other drugs, which largely felt like the most expensive whack-a-mole game ever created. No matter how many drug users Read the full article…

MJBA’s Cannabis Job Fair Brings Together Top Employers and Job Seekers

Marijuana is safer than unemployment

WASHINGTON: The legal cannabis industry in Washington is poised to scale in 2015, as more licensed retail stores come online and relatively low price points drive consumer demand.  According to the latest MJ Research report, Washington’s cannabis industry has surpassed $100M in sales in its first 33 weeks of legal sales, and that is in Read the full article…

A Year After Marijuana Legalization In Colorado, ‘Everything’s Fine’ Confirm Police

Last night the U.S. House voted down a bipartisan amendment that would have allowed VA doctors to recommend marijuana to their patients.

COLORADO:  It’s been a year since Colorado became the first state in the US to legalize marijuana, and its impact on health, crime, employment and other factors can now be more empirically measured. So, did it bring about an apocalypse leaving the streets strewn with out-of-work addicts as some Republicans feared? “We found there hasn’t been much Read the full article…

Q&A With WeedHire CEO David Bernstein

"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.

This week popular cannabis industry job board WeedHire.com released it’s Q4 2014 Jobs Report indicating the legalization of marijuana is creating new jobs and inspiring new economic activity. According to the report approximately 10,000 jobs in marijuana already exist in Colorado, and tousands more will be coming in the follow-on states of Washington, Oregon, & Alaska. While unemployment Read the full article…

WeedHire’s Third Quarter 2014 Cannabis Jobs Report Shows Increasing Demand In Government Positions

Local lawyer finds renewed passion for his practive acting as a matchmaker between cannabis-industry investors and the growers, processors and retailers who are in search of investment.

NEW JERSEY:  The findings of the Third Quarter 2014 Cannabis Jobs Report show significant demand by state governments looking to fill regulatory and other positions, including senior level positions with the Minnesota Department of Health. Annual pay for the positions typically ranges from $60,000 to $105,000. “With marijuana now legal in 23 states, the green Read the full article…

Washington’s Top Pot Companies Recruit At Seattle Job Fair

Job Fair Seattle was a huge success

WASHINGTON: Washington’s legal marijuana market is heating up. In the first two months of operation, the Evergreen State has generated more than 14 million in recreational marijuana sales, which resulted in more than $3 million in new tax revenues — all that with only a handful of legal pot shops open. Every week the Washington Liquor Read the full article…

First Legal Spokane Marijuana Customer Struggles To Find Job

"I can't get a job. Everywhere I go, the employer goes 'you're the weed guy. We saw you on the news.'"

WASHINGTON:  The man who lost his job after bragging on KREM 2 News about being the first person to legally buy marijuana said Monday he hoped to prove that not all marijuana users are bad employees. Boyer said, referring to the fact that he was the first person to ever legally purchase marijuana in Spokane. 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…