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…

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…

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…

Careers in Cannabis: MJ Headline News Editor Talks Jobs With AOL

David Rheins, an AOL Jobs contributor and founder of MJBA Publishing in Seattle. He'll talk about how he decided to get into the cannabis industry and the outlook for green jobs.

Take a 30-minute break to put some power behind your job search and go for the green! It’s AOL Jobs Week and we’ve got two special guests in our Google Hangout on Wednesday, Feb. 12, starting at 12:30 PM ET. Laurie Petersen, editor-in-chief, AOL Jobs, will host a conversation with: Gloria Stafford, who recently landed Read the full article…

'Undercover Boss': Donatos Owner Jane Grote Abell Fires Worker For Smoking Pot On Job

Donatos CEO says no to pot-smoking employee

NEW YORK: Workers are also human beings and so need to unwind at some point during their day. There are of course infinite ways to blow off steam in 2013, and increasingly, turning to marijuana is becoming an acceptable option in the U.S.; last year saw the complete legalization of marijuana in the states of Colorado and Washington. Read the full article…