COLORADO: When marijuana job fair CannaSearch debuted in Denver in March, just a few months after legal recreational sales began in Colorado, organizers were overwhelmed with interested job-seekers who lined up in hopes of landing a job in the marijuana industry.
“It was mind-blowing,” said Todd Mitchem, co-founder of CannaSearch and a marijuana industry consultant. “We had no idea how many people might come out, but to see that level of response with that many people coming from out of state was shocking in a lot of ways.”
In March, Mitchem estimated that 35 percent of the 1,200 attendees at the inaugural CannaSearch weren’t from Colorado. When the second CannaSearch takes over event space Mile High Station on Sept. 16 — offering more than 500 positions in Colorado’s ever-bustling marijuana industry — it will be an expanded event that hopes to better serve applicants and businesses alike.