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…

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…

The Legal Cannabis Market Contributes to Job Creation

Nearly 900 eager job seekers came to the first Spokane Cannabis Job Fair on 6/20 at the Spokane Convention Center

NEW YORK: New data shows that the growing legal cannabis industry is strongly contributing to job creation. A recent report by New Frontier Data, which provides comprehensive analysis and reporting for the cannabis industry, projects that by 2020, the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter million jobs for American workers. The legal cannabis Read the full article…

Highest Reward Rolls Out 2016 Cannabis HR Benchmark Survey

Highest Rewards surveys cannabis industry employers

COLORADO:  Highest Reward, a Denver-based canna-tech startup providing affordable online solutions that automate the human resource process, is surveying cannabis establishing HR benchmarks for the Cannabis industry.   For the second year running, the company is asking participants in the legal marijuana industry to detail how the fastest growing industry in the country is managing HR. Ashley Afable, Read the full article…

How Healthcare Professionals Are Getting Involved In The Legal Cannabis Industry

Unlike physicians, nurses do not legally require certification to assist patients wishing to obtain prescriptions for medical marijuana. Just as there is a lack of physicians working with MMJ patients, even more pronounced is the absence of nurses in this respect.

Medical professionals and their approaches to the growing MMJ industry By Zack M As the medical marijuana industry continues to grow, so too does the opportunity for innovation. Healthcare professionals in particular are taking part in this boom and have been approaching the legal cannabis industry in a multitude of ways. Education and Training Although 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…

Five Things To Know Before Joining The Cannabis Industry

Herb (n) Elements

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON: Legal cannabis may be the fastest growing industry in the country right now, but how do you know if it’s the right fit for you? Working in the industry comes down to a lot more than just a love of pot. Whether you’re looking for a career as a bud trimmer, 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…

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…