Cannabis Munchies On Display At Marijuana Trade Show In Chicago

ILLINOIS:  Cannabis lemonade. Cannabis honey. Even cannabis krispie treats — bottled, packaged and labeled like any other products.

A few years ago, they could have landed you in prison.  But in Illinois, they’re about to become big business.

“When we first started in Colorado, there was no blueprint for this business,” said consultant Greg Gamet, walking the exhibit floor at Chicago’s Marijuana Business Conference and Expo. “We’ve seen real estate prices go from $50 a square foot, to $250 a square foot in three years.”


Washington’s Top Pot Companies Recruit At Seattle Job Fair

WASHINGTON: Washington’s legal marijuana market is heating up. In the first two months of operation, the Evergreen State has generated more than 14 million in recreational marijuana sales, which resulted in more than $3 million in new tax revenues — all that with only a handful of legal pot shops open. Every week the Washington Liquor Control Board issues more recreational licenses for legal growers, producers and processors of pot, and as that production ramps up so does the demand for a wide range of professional services.

The Green Rush is on — cannabis employers are now focusing on hiring and so the Marijuana Business Association hosted a Job Fair to put would-be workers in weed together with new high-paying jobs.

The MJBA Job Fair happened Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue, WA, and was presented by online job board, and sponsored by a host of leading canna-employers. AOL Jobs talked to some of them to find out what kind of jobs are being created in this new legal industry, and what kinds of experience and training will best prepare job seekers for an exciting new career in the cannabis trade.

Marco Hoffman,
President, Evergreen Herbal

Marco Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur out of California where he co-founded the Venice Cookie Company. He is modeling his smaller Washington operation after best practices learned at VCC. Evergreen Herbal has quickly established itself, and its 4.20 and infused-Quencher lines – at the top of Washington’s most successful medibles category.

MJBA Job Fair 231A.C. Braddock
CEO, Eden Labs

Eden Labs is a leading manufacturer of extraction technology, the innovator of the Hi-Flo Co2 system, the “Coldfinger” distillation systems and a multitude of protocols for the processing of botanicals. The company, which has deep roots in the food, tobacco and coffee industries, has grown quickly in response to the tremendous growth of the cannabis concentrates market. A.C. is a founding member of Women of Weed, Marijuana Business Association, NCIA and the MJBA Women’s Alliance.

Eden Labs does not micro-manage” A.C. tells AOL Jobs. “Employees must be able to work unsupervised, and will be expected to be responsible in achieving designated deadlines and improving the job role as needed.” Like many in the dynamic new industry, Braddock emphasizes the importance of being a team player with excellent communication skills.

Evergreen Herbal’s Marco Hoffman VIP Presenter At MJBA Job Fair

WASHINGTON:  The cannabis industry is on fire, pun intended, and with it comes employment opportunities for everyone from cannabis connoisseur to novice.  This Saturday’s MJBA Job Fair is a one-stop shop for those seeking employment in the growing industry.  Evergreen Herbal, a premier Washington based medibles and smokeless alternatives producer, is looking to fill three positions at the event:

  • Kitchen staff: bakers, chocolatiers, and packagers
  • Office: admin/bookkeeper
  • Sales: inside and outside sales

Marco Hoffman, CEO of Evergreen Herbal, will be speaking about these positions and the industry as a whole at the event on Saturday September 27th, 2014.  Don’t have experience growing cannabis or making medicated chocolate bars?  No problem.  “Even though we are in the cannabis industry, we are still looking to employ professional people,” Marco said.   “The industry is so young that of course we are going to have employees who don’t have experience working with cannabis.  That’s okay.  Having a strong sales background selling car parts can set you up to be a great medibles sales rep.”  Marco and other cannabis companies are hopeful they will be able to hire cannabis-friendly and qualified job seekers this weekend.