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Cannabis Growing Operation First to Unionize in Canada with UFCW 1518

UFCW 1518 crossed a new milestone today as workers at Potanicals Green Growers joined the union and ratified their first collective agreement. Following a unanimous vote to ratify the new contract, Potanicals has become the first cannabis growing operation and extraction facility to unionize in Canada. Workers at the medical cannabis growing and processing facility […]

What Are The Best Jobs In The Cannabis Industry?

This decade is poised to be a roaring twenties for cannabis. On Election Day this year, voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota all passed measures legalizing cannabis for recreational use. This now brings the total number of states with legal recreational cannabis to fifteen, plus the District of Columbia. There’s a strong […]

MLive Hosting Virtual Seminar On Cannabis Industry On Thursday, March 11

In 2020, marijuana industry leaders were blown away that the state accounted for about a half-billion dollars in sales in its first year of regulated operation. Those projected sales numbers look to double in 2021, according to MLive reporting. MLive has provided focused coverage for more than a year on the once fledgling, but now […]

Scholarships Available for Cannabis Job Training at HCC

The Cannabis Education Center at Holyoke Community College is offering scholarships to students who enroll in its March 2021 core cannabis training program. The intensive, two-day “Cannabis Core” training runs on Sat., March 20, and Sunday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program costs $595 but scholarships covering up to the full […]

Do They Drug Test? | Cannabis Culture

CANNABIS CULTURE – For many the answer is make or break. Imagine you are a job seeker who has been laid off because of the pandemic. You are checking  your phone and email constantly as today is the day you learn if you are offered employment from the company you interviewed with last week. The […]

32% Cannabis Job Growth In 2020, Despite COVID-19

In four years, the cannabis industry’s job growth has increased 161%, quickly beating predictions from other industries 10 years from now. Leafly’s fifth annual cannabis jobs report showed the cannabis industry to support 321,000 full-time equivalent jobs in 2021! An incredible number for an amazing and highly-deserving industry. Cannabis jobs aren’t accurately reported to the […]

Why Are Only 8% Of Cannabis CEOs Women?

The cannabis industry has a gender parity problem. According to a recent survey, California delivery app Eaze found that women accounted for 48% of new customers in 2020, up from 38% in 2018. Attracting female consumers has long been a yardstick for the industry to measure its progress towards mainstream acceptance. However, men continue to […]

Recreational Cannabis Sales In Arizona Bring New Jobs – And Long Lines

A day after Arizona dispensaries began selling recreational marijuana, the long lines haven’t slowed — but this could be a benefit to thousands in the state that are unemployed. Territory Dispensary was one of more than 80 businesses to receive a license Friday from the Department of Health Services to legally sell recreational marijuana. Sure […]

Business Insider I’m A Cannabis Trimmer In Pennsylvania — Here’s How I Got My Job

When I joined Green Thumb in June 2019, I knew virtually nothing about cannabis. Previously I’d worked for Sam’s Club for 15 years, 12 of which as a supervisor in the meat section. I wanted to move on, and a former colleague told me about GTI. The long-term career prospects attracted me, and I liked […]

Canopy Growth To Shut Down Cannabis Facilities Across Canada, Lay Off 220

Ontario-based Canopy Growth Corp., says it will close five of its cannabis growing locations as it looks to get back in the black. The recreational cannabis giant says it will close its facilities in St. John’s, N.L., and Fredericton, N.B., Edmonton, Alta., and Bowmanville, Ont., as well as its outdoor cannabis growing operations in Saskatchewan. […]