Legal marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a controlled substance.
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Berkeley has declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana users, a largely symbolic move that cements a policy prohibiting city employees from assisting federal officials in the enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
While employers in states with legal cannabis may not want employees to show up to work high, almost half of cannabis users have admitted that they’ve gone to work high, according to new survey results.
Although the Silver State just started recreational marijuana sales this past summer, the number of workers Nevada marijuana businesses employ is creating quite the buzz.
Local businesses are facing a dilema now that recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada. The question is, do they hire someone who uses the drug on their own time? Companies are being forced to review their policies.
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.
What can you do to make sure you’re poised for success in this unpredictable, highly competitive industry? Here are four tried-and-true practices that you can apply to your dispensary in any state.
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.
A beloved but beleaguered landscape is now sprouting new luxury greenhouses, fueled by a dream of marijuana riches that is changing the people and produce of this corner of Steinbeck Country.
The head of the U.S. Secret Service is easing restrictions on past marijuana use by prospective recruits in an attempt to boost the ranks of the agency.
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.
While there’s nothing quite like enjoying the fruits of a marijuana farmer’s labor, that labor doesn’t come without potential hazards to those who work the land.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
On Dec. 15, 2016, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and the Ohio State Medical Board released draft rules for the state’s medical marijuana system.
These new laws make pot legal in some form in more than half the country—28 states. Meanwhile, it remains illegal under federal law creating a gray area for companies to maneuver through.
A new study has found that more than half of Americans will change their opinion on using marijuana depending on how tight or relaxed regulations are in their state.
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.
On July 15, 2016, Health Economics published “The Effect of Medical Marijuana on Sickness Absence” by Darin F. Ullman from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Department of Economics.
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.
Even though cannabis remains illegal under federal law, the federal government still has an interest in the wages, hours and working conditions of all cannabis industry employees.
On Nov. 9, 2015, medical marijuana patients in Illinois will be able to buy medical marijuana from one of eight state-approved dispensaries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of Vancouver Island’s largest medical marijuana growing companies announced Thursday it is laying off 61 employees.
In a 6-0 decision, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that patients can be fired by employers for using medical marijuana, despite the fact that both medical and recreational marijuana are legal within the state.
While drug testing is not new, the legalization of recreational marijuana in states like Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska has added a question mark for some employees.
Legal marijuana is already big business in America. Colorado alone sold more than $700 million worth of legal weed in 2014, its first full-year of legal recreational and medical sales.
The United Food and Commercial Workers union has been organizing employees in the U.S. cannabis and hemp industries since 2008. Its Cannabis Workers Division now represents several thousand workers in six states and Washington, D.C.
Between 2012 and 2050 the United States will experience a considerable increase in its older population, with aging baby boomers largely contributing to that growth.
While some retailers look to the latest technology to strengthen their outreach, other strategies require getting back to the basics of connecting with clients.
If Brandon Coats, the quadriplegic who was fired solely because of off-duty legal medical marijuana use at his home in Colorado, had lived and worked in New York, would his job have been protected?
Like the California Gold Rush of the 19th century, the legalized marijuana trade is attracting industry hopefuls nationwide with great expectations for working in this booming nascent sector.
Cannabis stocks were better to sell today. Perhaps this was due to the hangover from yesterday’s press blitz. Regardless, the space continues to hold up despite the volatility experienced by broader equity markets.
The Colorado Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in Coats v. Dish Network will be important for Colorado medical marijuana patients who risk losing their livelihoods when they fail employer drug tests.
Hemp Temps is the original, first, and only cannabis industry full-staffing company that focuses on meeting all staffing needs. We match dispensaries and grow facilities with top notch Hemp Temps to assist with their growing, trimming, bud-tending and general industry needs.
When The New York Times published an editorial endorsing the legalization of marijuana, it was like the shot heard around the world. The article, and the subsequent series of editorials that followed, shook up the cannabis debate across the country.
THCjobs connects passionate and talented people with companies and organizations in the marijuana industry.