Marijuana Factory Hosts Hiring Fair In Nanaimo

CANADA:  It’s a hiring fair the likes of which Nanaimo has never seen, one sign of marijuana going corporate.

Tilray, the production arm of Nanaimo-based Lafitte Ventures, Ltd., is looking to attract plant scientists, marketers and managers to work at its budding multi-million dollar pot factory.

Rather than being worried about it, city officials are thrilled.

“This is not Cheech & Chong.  These are ivy league lawyers and Harvard MBAs, venture capitalists that see an opportunity in Canada,” said Sasha Angus of Nanaimo’s Economic Development Corporation.

Health Canada regulations change April 1. Under the new rules, all medical marijuana production must move from home-based to industrial facilities.