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News about careers in the cannabis industry. 


Will U.S. border officials bar Drake over his cannabis connection?

Drake is reportedly making a sizable investment in the Canadian cannabis industry, along with other celebrities such as Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg and Alex Rogan.

When Canada legalized marijuana, U.S. customs and immigration officials stated they could refuse entry not only to any person who uses or has used marijuana, but also to anyone who has invested or holds shares in a cannabis company.

It will be interesting to see how much difficulty these celebrities have returning to the U.S. after an engagement or doing business in Canada. I’m guessing none.


Canadian colleges join forces to better prepare students for cannabis industry

Call it a study group, five Canadian colleges strong.

The Canadian post-secondary institutions are teaming up to provide new training and education opportunities for students, including related to cannabis. “Cannabis is a rapidly growing industry,” said Marian Gayed, vice president of business development at NorQuest College in Edmonton.


Why is the cannabis industry in such a slump?

Poor headwinds and outsized influence of individual investors have dropped valuations at multiple cannabis companies.

To understand why investors and financial analysts have cooled on the cannabis industry, just look at the jobs. Previously, marijuana businesses were all growth. If you needed a job and wanted to change fields, cannabis was fertile soil for a fresh start. While you can still find work in cannabis, the biggest players aren’t hiring like they used to.


CannTrust submits remediation plan; temporarily laying off 1/4 workforce

CannTrust Holdings Inc. has submitted a remediation plan to Health Canada as part of its efforts to regain the regulator’s trust and return to compliance.

The embattled cannabis producer says it’s aiming to complete all of the activities detailed within the plan by the end of the first quarter of next year, according to a release late Thursday.

Health Canada suspended the company’s sales and production licences in September after a number of regulatory missteps came to light, starting in July.

The plan includes “an expanded internal training program, a strengthened governance and operations framework, infrastructure enhancements, and prescribed accountabilities and timelines for a variety of specified tasks,” the company said.


Cannabis producer Hexo shutting down facilities amid deep staff cuts

Cannabis producer Hexo Corp. will shut down several facilities it operates near Niagara Falls, Ontario, as a result of 200 layoffs it announced Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.


Cannabis job fair 'overwhelmed' by applicants in Kitchener

Resumes in hand, hundreds of people turned up Tuesday to a job fair hosted by the Kitchener-based cannabis company James E. Wagner Cultivation (JWC). 

The company is hiring between 40 and 50 people at its facility on Manitou Drive. Some of the jobs up for grabs include positions in cannabis growing, trimming and equipment manufacturing. 

"I don't think we were ready for the amount of people that came actually," said human resources manager Barb Partridge. 

Job-seeker Paula Sharpe was among those who attended the fair. Sharpe has worked at a wide variety of jobs in her career and said she's ready to try her hand at something new.


Classroom cannabis: Industry helps Fanshawe College roll out marijuana science program

Fanshawe College is rolling out a new research-focused program to train workers for Canada’s budding cannabis industry.

The cannabis applied science program, a one-year graduate certificate launching next fall, will teach students to analyze marijuana for quality, safety and stability. Students will also contribute to research and development of new pot products.

Since Canada legalized recreational cannabis one year ago, colleges and universities across the country have introduced courses and programs to train workers for the industry, specializing in everything from marijuana production and research to business and law.


Day-long summit tries to take canna-tourism to new heights

With Canada getting a head start on most the world when it comes legalization, canna-tourism is about to take off.

In an attempt to help companies up their game, Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre will play host to the first annual New Heights Cannabis Tourism Summit next month.

“Canada has caught the world’s attention with the legalization of recreational cannabis and canna-tourism is the next big thing,” said Jennifer Mason, founder of the event. “Now that edibles will be launching on October 17th, it presents an even bigger opportunity for many tourism cannabis experiences.”

Ontario is particularly ripe for the new industry with its relatively relaxed regulations and an abundance of cannabis consumers interested in new adventures, Mason said.


Here's a round-up of college and university cannabis courses starting this fall


Interested in a career in the cannabis industry, but don’t know where to start? Canadian colleges and universities have introduced cannabis-specific programs for careers in the budding industry. Here are some to consider for the fall semester.


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