Cannabis Job Fair Draws Hundreds

WASHINGTON:  From security to software, agriculture to transportation, the Marijuana Business Association’s cannabis job fair was unlike any Kevin Donald’s ever attended.

“I would like to understand more about it,” he told one employer at a booth inside a Bellevue hotel.

Donald came all the way from Raleigh for the Marijuana Business Association job fair Saturday. He’s a college professor with a PhD and has never worked with pot.

Just under 500 job seekers networked for opportunities. They ranged from the long time unemployed to career cannabis industry insiders.

Marijuana Job Fair Expands: CannaSearch Has 500+ Jobs

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.


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.