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.

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

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 a new job as a residential sales account managerwith TruGreen in Colorado. Learn how she did it.

followed by:

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.

Sebastopol California's New Mayor Puts City On Medical Marijuana Map

CALIFORNIA: Left-leaning Sebastopol has elected Green Party candidates to the City Council, fought PG&E SmartMeters and declared itself a nuclear-free zone.

Now the city is the first in the nation to select a mayor with a background in the medical marijuana industry.

First-year councilman Robert Jacob, founder and executive director of marijuana dispensary Peace in Medicine, was unanimously chosen last week for the role by his peers on the City Council.

Jacob’s rise to political prominence says as much about Sebastopol’s progressivism as it does about the growing acceptance of marijuana in society, cannabis advocates said.

The 36-year-old mayor was elected to the City Council last year amid a backlash over a downtown CVS development. In 2007, he founded Peace in Medicine, a nonprofit collective with medical marijuana dispensaries in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa. [Read more…]

Kush Bottles Claims "Official Bottle" Of Fast-Growing Marijuana Industry

CALIFORNIA: Kush Bottles, the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical grade containers for the natural health and medical marijuana industry, announced today that they have sold over 12 million bottles and containers in the legal and medical marijuana industry.

“We are like the McDonald’s of the marijuana industry,” said Nicholas Kovacevich, COO of Kush Bottles. “Each month we keep adding up the number of bottles sold, and we continue to break sales records,” he added. “I believe it is our commitment to quality and our exclusive top grade, made-in-America products; our fabulous customer service and in-house dedicated support teams; and our value-based pricing that keeps existing customers coming back and new customers contacting us everyday.” [Read more…]

NASP Launches Taskforce To Address Management Of Medical Marijuana

VIRGINIA: The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) has launched a taskforce to investigate the pharmacological management of medical marijuana, a growing issue for Specialty Pharmacists as the number of patients with chronic diseases continue to rise.  [Read more…]

NASP Launches Taskforce To Address Management Of Medical Marijuana

VIRGINIA: The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) has launched a taskforce to investigate the pharmacological management of medical marijuana, a growing issue for Specialty Pharmacists as the number of patients with chronic diseases continue to rise.  [Read more…]