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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. […]

Aurora Cannabis Lays Off 30 Staff, ‘Indefinitely’ Pauses Operations At Alberta Facility

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is indefinitely pausing operations at one of its Alberta facilities and laying off a few dozen staff. The Edmonton-based cannabis company says the pause will occur at its Aurora Sun property in Medicine Hat, where it will layoff about 30 workers. Aurora spokeswoman Michelle Lefler says that the moves are […]

Job Opportunities In The Canadian Cannabis Industry On Freeze, Except In This Sector

Data by Indeed Canada looks at the current hiring trends. Although employment in cannabis manufacturing started to slide in March and continued shrinking through June as some of Canada’s largest producers announced layoffs, not all the official data is downbeat. Indeed Canada tracked cannabis-related job postings by tallying those mentioning terms like “cannabis” and “budtender” […]

250,000 Americans Work In Legal Cannabis And Jobs Are ‘Growing’

About a quarter of a million people currently work part-time or full-time in the cannabis industry according to Leafly.com and those numbers are expected to grow significantly as marijuana legalization expands into new states and as nascent markets become more established. California, by dint of sheer size, as well as its long history of legal […]

Pot Product Manufacturing Jobs Fell By One-Third This Year, StatsCan Says

Canopy Growth has laid off an unspecified amount of staff from one of its Ontario facilities, The Canadian Press reports. The newswire service said Canopy conducted a number of layoffs from its facility located at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., but didn’t provide specific figures on the departures. It is unknown whether the layoffs were related to previous […]