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News about careers in the cannabis industry. 

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Mon
28
May

Cannabis: the new tobacco?

Marijuana dispensaries are sprouting in large numbers on Mohawk territory, while community rules are up in the air.

It’s a 24-hour, seven-day a week business at the Pot Shoppe on Tyendinaga Mohawk territory, east of Belleville, Ont.

The small, cabin-like store was busy during the Victoria Day long weekend.

At one point on Sunday, a male customer walked in to buy a gram of whatever he could get for $10 and asked about job opportunities.

Robert Fisher, who goes by his Mohawk name Tehonikonrathe, was minding the counter and told the man apologetically that he’s not the guy to talk to about jobs and then measured out the gram.

The customer then noticed a tomato plant near the counter next to some cannabis clones.

Mon
28
May

Tweed gives new life to Smiths Falls

Canada’s biggest marijuana company continues bringing life to Smiths Falls with its Tweed facility.

Tweed, owned by Canopy Growth Co., moved into the old Hershey Plant on 1 Hershey Drive.

The warehouse had previously been empty since Hershey moved out years ago. Hundreds of jobs were the eliminated when the chocolate giant left.

When Tweed took over, the company started with a few employees.

Today they have 500 at this site alone.

Jordan Sinclair, the company’s communications manager, says they expect to have 1000 employees in Smiths Falls by next year.

“We’ve got operations all over Canada and all over the world but this is the principal hub of operations,” Sinclair said.

Mon
28
May

Set up to fail? Locally owned pot shops fear legalization will price them out

Leighton Smith is worried.

It might seem like a strange feeling for the operator of a pot shop to have with the clock ticking down to cannabis legalization in Canada, but the operator of Phyven Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary said he fears the City of Kamloops is setting local marijuana stores up for failure — potentially paving the way for larger out-of-town chain retailers to move into the market.

“It’s a guessing game,” Smith told KTW.

Fri
25
May

The CBC and other companies want to test employees for pot. Here's why we shouldn't let them

Like many Canadians, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tried marijuana. He even smoked a doobie after becoming an MP. When he made that admission five years ago, he set tongues wagging. But his revelation was hardly scandalous. It actually made him relatable. For once, he came across as just another working stiff trying to unwind at home.

“We had a few good friends over for a dinner party, our kids were at their grandmother’s for the night, and one of our friends lit a joint and passed it around. I had a puff,” Trudeau told The Huffington Post Canada in 2013. He went on to explain that he’d smoked dope a handful of times, but it’s never really been his thing.

Wed
23
May

Reach for the pot: Medical grow-op planned for Barachois Brook

Cannabis company is currently renovating one structure, building another.

If things go according to plan, the Back Home Medical Cannabis Corporation will soon be providing medical cannabis — and jobs — to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The company is planning a large, high-tech pot grow operation for Barachois Brook near Stephenville, with hopes of having product available by the time it's legalized later this year.

"We've got, I think, probably as good an opportunity to be a very successful company as any on the globe," said David Callahan, the president of Back Home Medical Cannabis, which is owned by Biome Grow.

'High-tech operation' promises jobs

Wed
23
May

Plenty of jobs in budding cannabis industry

Spots in Olds College cannabis program snapped up in hours, with hundreds of jobs in Alberta beckoning.

Olds College’s new cannabis production program isn’t some half-baked idea — it’s high time.

“We’ve been offering horticulture programming for over 50 years, so it makes sense for this new facet of the horticulture industry to come our way for training,” said Debbie Thompson, the college’s vice-president academic and student experience.

“It’s a new industry that’s expanding, and people see this as an opportunity to get into that field. This is their first step.”

Tue
22
May

P.E.I. marijuana company to grow expansion to $35 million

Facility plans to produce 25 to 30 times more cannabis, create up to 200 jobs.

Canada's Island Garden in Charlottetown is growing its business by more than it originally planned. The P.E.I. marijuana grower is building a new greenhouse and warehouse, at a cost of $35 million.

"It's a very exciting day for me today," said Edwin Jewell, the company's president and CEO.

"I'm very pleased and very proud to think that what started out as an idea just a few years ago has turned into a successful company."

New capital

Tue
22
May

Moncton-based Organigram hopes to take its cannabis business global

After getting licence to export medical cannabis, company plans 1st shipment to Australia.

Organigram, the Moncton-based medical cannabis company, is taking its business international, which could mean more jobs in New Brunswick down the road. 

The company has received a licence from Health Canada to export its products.

Organigram said it plans to send its first shipment to Australia next week.

It also recently signed a contract for an equity stake in a German medical cannabis company.

Ray Gracewood, chief commercial officer for Organigram, told Information Morning Moncton the international market presents a "massive" opportunity to grow the company.

Fri
18
May

Billions at stake in BC, marijuana forum told

The legalization of cannabis will create thousands of jobs, bring in billions of dollars and represent an added bonus for the tourism industry, economic and tourism leaders said at a cannabis legalization forum Thursday in Kelowna.

“Take away all the health issues, it’s a product and there’s an opportunity for economic development,” said Dan Rogers, executive director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.

Niche Canada, a not-for-profit organization established to assist in the transition to the legalization of cannabis, hosted the forum at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Cannabis legalization will create between 50,000 and 150,000 jobs across Canada, said David Purcell, director of emerging business at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Fri
18
May

Canadian organizations band together to fight for craft cannabis

A collective of Canadian organizations will present an open letter to the provincial and federal justice ministers tomorrow morning (May 18) to sound the alarm on regulations that would stifle the country’s craft cannabis industry.

“The timing is good right now because it’s right in the middle of the B.C. Legislative process. We think there is still time to make these changes and make it possible for the B.C. cannabis sector to survive,” says Michael Davis, spokesperson for the Ethical Cannabis Producers Association.

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