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Survey: 11% of Government Employees in D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Pot

Survey: 11% of Government Employees in D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Pot

Survey: 11% of Government Employees in D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Pot

Washington, D.C., isn’t a large market for the cannabis industry, but it could be very influential with regards to legalization. It turns out that quite a few cannabis buyers are government employees, according to new research.

Harvest Merges with Modern Flower to Become Largest Medical Marijuana Operator in Arizona

Harvest Merges with Modern Flower to Become Largest Medical Marijuana Operator in Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz., July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Harvest, a national medical marijuana operator based in Arizona, has merged with Modern Flower, a local marijuana cultivator and leading wholesale cannabis supplier. The merger allows Harvest to become the largest medical marijuana operator in Arizona, with more dispensary licenses and cultivation facilities than any other medical marijuana operator in the state.

Oregon Assesses Marijuana Employment Growth

Marijuana Employment Seeing Rapid Growth in Oregon

On May 23, 2017, the Oregon Employment Department’s Workforce and Economic Research Division released the most recent results of its marijuana employment tracking, identifying rapid growth in the recreational sector.

Shoppers and Loblaw employees to be covered for medical marijuana

Shoppers and Loblaw Employees to be Covered for Medical Marijuana

Shoppers Drug Mart spokesperson Tammy Smitham told CityNews that “effective immediately prescriptions for medical marijuana will be covered up to an annual maximum of $1,500.” Loblaw employees would also be covered. Loblaw owns Shoppers.

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Workplace Protections for MMJ Patients

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Workplace Protections for MMJ Patients

Should businesses be able to fire workers for using medical marijuana, even if it’s legal under state law? That’s a question that the Massachusetts Legislature is currently considering as it debates a pair of bills that would extend legal protections to medical marijuana patients in the workplace.

Study: 23% of Colorado's Cannabis Workers Lack Health and Safety Training

Study: 23% of Colorado’s Cannabis Workers Lack Health and Safety Training

In mid-February, researchers at Colorado State University and the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, published “Work and Well-Being in the Colorado Cannabis Industry.”

Health Department Launches Survey on Retail Cannabis Use

Health Department Publishes First “Guide for Worker Safety and Health in Marijuana Industry”

DENVER, Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently released a comprehensive guide for worker safety and health in the marijuana industry.

Oregon Bill Would Prevent Employers From Firing Marijuana Users

Oregon Bill Would Prevent Employers From Firing Marijuana Users

Although recreational marijuana has been legal in Oregon for a little less than two years now, state residents can still lose their jobs for using the substance; however, if state lawmakers get their way, that may soon change.

Pennsylvania Releases Medical Marijuana Draft Rules

Pennsylvania Releases Medical Marijuana Draft Rules

On Aug. 18, 2016, the state of Pennsylvania released draft rules regarding the regulation of its medical marijuana system. According to Philly.com, the 90-page set of rules will define how marijuana is cultivated, tracked and protected in the state of Pennsylvania.

How to Manage Risk in Cannabis: Make Sure Good Things Happen to Good People

How to Manage Risk in Cannabis: Make Sure Good Things Happen to Good People

As business owners, managing risk is something we are all aware of, but it’s often pushed to the side, especially with new businesses, in the battle for cash flow and stability. We tell ourselves that we will work on risk once we are making money.

Equity

Competitive Compensation: Paying Cannabis Employees with Equity

Cannabusinesses will look for creative ways to hold onto talent. The classic response, especially for a new business in a young industry, is to offer equity-based incentive compensation to key employees.

Ieso

Illinois-Based Ieso is Hiring

CARBONDALE, Ill., Aug. 27, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Based in Carbondale, Illinois, Ieso is one of only 21 applicants to be awarded a state cultivation license and the only Illinois company that uses greenhouses to produce medical cannabis. We are seeking people who are dedicated, dependable, professional, and curious about innovative medicine to work in a wide variety of positions.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

A judge has denied a petition to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a fabric company accused of violating a Rhode Island woman’s civil rights by denying her a paid internship based upon her use of medical marijuana.

online education

Cannabis Training Institute Offers Online Education

The Cannabis Training Institute helps educate and guide dispensaries, caregivers and professionals in the marijuana business through online education. Started by a former Citibank executive, the company was established with the goal of becoming the industry’s go-to place for online education.


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