Cannabis Jobs

News about careers in the cannabis industry. 


How To Land A High Paying Career In Cannabis, According To Experts

“There is an opportunity for anyone, regardless of skill set, to find their fit in cannabis.”

Depending on the staffing firm or recruiting expert you speak to, either the cannabis industry is mainly underpaying its employees or correcting the issue as the it matures into a billion-dollar market.

The lack of consensus does not take away from the fact that the space is one of immense potential and is already a job creator. Research conducted by Leafly found that cannabis supported over 321,000 full-time jobs in America as of January 2021. The report states that there are now more American cannabis workers than electrical engineers.


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 Industry Could Be The Next Great Middle-Class Job Creator

Unlike other industries that were badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession, hiring in the legal cannabis industry has been booming. Experts attribute the industry’s designation as "essential" at the start of the outbreak as a key reason for the surge. However, challenges still mount. For instance, the industry may be growing exponentially, it is fragmented thanks to the federal illegality. Currently, 36 states (and D.C.) have legal medical marijuana markets while 15 (plus D.C.) permit adult-use.


Vangst Report Sees Cannabis Job Creation Increasing

Cannabis employment company Vangst recently released its new “Cannabis Industry Salary Guide” and while some news is encouraging, there is still a long way to go for cannabis companies. On a positive note, job creation is increasing, and more women are employed by cannabis companies.


Cannabis Industry Salaries Revealed In New Report

Workers and business owners alike have new insight into the salary ranges and hiring trends for legal marijuana businesses with the release of a new guide from cannabis industry professional recruiting firm Vangst. Now in its third year of publication, the Vangst Cannabis Industry Salary Guide was released on Monday and is available via a free download.


Ontario man fined for working in an illicit cannabis dispensary says he was not aware the store was unlicensed

Just as some Canadians have had difficulty sorting legal cannabis suppliers from illicit ones, a retail worker in Barrie says he was unaware that his former employer, an illicit dispensary, was not above-board.

Orillia Matters reports that defence lawyer Ariyan Zaraineh told the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie last week that his client, Matthew Richer, was “not aware of the situation.”

According to a news release from Barrie Police Service, Richer was arrested and charged during a raid at the dispensary on July 31, 2019.


Cannabis Job Outlook In 2021 Is ‘Strong’ Despite Suffering Layoffs Throughout 2020

Employment in cannabis pre-2020 could be seen as more of a job, whereas now, people see the industry as a true career investment.

This year was a rollercoaster ride for the cannabis industry, which had its fair share of highs and lows. There were legalization breakthroughs, while various cannabis companies enforced massive layoffs.

However, there were also those that did quite a bit of hiring.


What does $4.8B merger of marijuana firms mean for local workers?

The merger of two of Canada’s largest cannabis companies could bring mixed news for workers at the firms’ Southwestern Ontario operations, says a leading industry analyst.

Leamington-based Aphria and Nanaimo, B.C.-based Tilray announced this week they’re merging to create a $4.8-billion company in the new year.


These Are the Top 5 Most In-Demand Cannabis Jobs for 2021

As we head into a new year—amidst a global pandemic, no less— hundreds of thousands of American citizens are unemployed nationwide. But legal cannabis businesses, from seed-to-sale, ancillary to multi-state operators, are still hiring in droves. The industry is poised to be the largest creator of jobs over the next decade, driving a workforce mobilization not seen since World War II.

Operating on the frontlines of this hiring blitz, we see opportunities and trends continue to crop up. Here is a countdown of five jobs that will be of the utmost importance in 2021.


6 Tips to Securing a Career in the Cannabis Industry

With medical marijuana laws established in over half of the 50 states, and several in the midst of implementing adult use, some experts argue cannabis is the fastest growing industry in the U.S. Certainly there will continue to be thousands of new cannabis-related jobs available, but who will snag them and how?

Danielle Barber, a wellness consultant for 10 years at Harborside Health Center in Oakland, offers this advice to aspiring cannabis professionals:


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