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California: SF Bay Cannabis Career and Job Fair Set For April 10

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Bloom Farms™, a San Francisco based medical cannabis company, will present its fourth SF Bay Area Cannabis Career & Job Fair, Sunday, April 10, at City Nights, 715 Harrison St, San Francisco, from 12 pm - 4 pm PT.

“The last SF Bay Area Cannabis Career and Job Fair in July helped hundreds of job seekers take their first step toward a new career in the medical cannabis industry," said Bloom Farms Director Michael Ray. "This will be our fourth industry specific career fair for cannabis job seekers.

"This career fair represents a shift in the way people view the medical cannabis industry," Ray said. "We’re chipping away at the negative social stigma that exists around marijuana by helping great job candidates find great companies to work for.”

“Bloom Farms’ Cannabis Career and Job Fair is one of the only recruiting events that truly caters to the cannabis industry,” said Harborside Health Center HR Recruiter Mistie Jung. “Since participating in the last two fairs, we’ve hired four qualified and quality applicants to our team.”

Last year’s event hosted 1,800 attendees, including 26 employers that hired 125 workers, according to Bloom Farms. This year’s event is expected to be even bigger.

"This will be an opportunity for those who are just getting started in their professional careers to find actionable advice from medical cannabis industry experts," reads a March 30 press release from Bloom Farms. "In an effort to support motivated job seekers the Bloom Farms team will also host a resume workshop the week prior; space is limited."

Washington: Marijuana Industry Recruiter Reveals How To Apply For Cannabis Jobs

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With the legalization of cannabis in several states in the U.S., a viable commercial market has risen out of an industry which once operated entirely in the shadows. As investors and entrepreneurs pursue profits in the new legal industry, employment opportunities have begun to open up for everyday citizens as well.

In their latest podcast, Ganjapreneur has interviewed David Murét of Viridian Staffing, a Washington-based recruiting agency working to connect employers with job-seekers in the cannabis industry, about the emergence of these cannabis careers and the people who are seeking them out. Viridian has been hired by companies to find and place candidates in job roles ranging from entry-level to executive, in every sector and niche of the marijuana market.

In the podcast, Murét and show host Shango Los discuss what types of jobs cannabis companies are hiring for and what steps an average person can take to find employment with such a company.

"People will be very often surprised to find out that their skill sets are relevant to the cannabis industry," David said. "These companies need the same type of support as any other company does, be it sales, marketing, social media...almost anyone can find a home in this industry if they’re willing to put in the time and the effort."

Arizona: Southwest Cannabis Conference To Put Spotlight On Booming Marijuana Industry

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This October 27 and 28, the inaugural Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo kicks off at the Phoenix Convention Center with more than 300 floor exhibits, interactive workshops, leading industry guest speakers, a job fair, business-to-business networking and more. The event is expected to draw tens of thousands of attendees from all over the Southwest.

“The subject of this convention is too important to overlook,” said Rory Mendoza, executive director of the event. “The U.S. market for legal cannabis grew by 74 percent last year alone, according to researchers at the ArcView Group.”

Anyone interested in learning more about the wealth of business and employment opportunities presented by the booming $2.7 billion legal marijuana industry is invited to attend. “We’re expecting visitors from California to Texas and beyond in large part
because several of our states are evaluating policy and legislation affecting medical and recreational cannabis usage,” said Mendoza. “This conference is designed to allow policy makers and national industry leaders, investors, business executives, health experts, job seekers and entrepreneurs a place to learn, share ideas and connect with others on the national cannabis scene.”

Colorado Supreme Court Affirms Employers Rights To Fire Medical Marijuana Patients

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Advocates Call for State and Federal Reform Protecting Medical Marijuana Patients and Legal Adult Users of Marijuana

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday affirmed lower court decisions allowing employers to fire employees for marijuana use while off-duty. The decision hinged on the state’s lawful off-duty activities statute.

The Court held that in order for the off-duty conduct to be considered “lawful,” it must be legal under both state and federal law. The unanimous decision was not a surprise to advocates working to reform marijuana law and policy in Colorado.

The case involved Brandon Coats, a 34-year-old quadriplegic, who uses marijuana to help with spasms and seizures due to a debilitating car accident. Coats worked as a customer service representative for Dish Network for three years until he was randomly drug tested and subsequently fired for testing positive for THC.

The highest court in the state has now firmly sided with employers on this issue, giving advocates a clear message that state protections are needed, according to the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA).

The case and many others like it highlight the gray areas and legal fixes needed in Colorado and other states that have reformed their marijuana laws. Given that the substance remains illegal under federal law, any rights bestowed upon civilians by state law fall far short of fully protecting medical marijuana patients and legal adult users of marijuana.

The problem is most apparent in the areas of employment, housing and parental rights.

U.S.: Marijuana Industry Job Listings Added To Ganjapreneur Website

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Ganjapreneur, a website dedicated to cannabis business news and professional content, has announced the addition of a cannabis industry job listings section to its website. The job listings will be generated primarily via third-party platforms where cannabis growers, retailers, and ancillary businesses post their employment openings.

Ganjapreneur's stated goal is to provide one location for aspiring ganjapreneurs to see all of the industry job postings each day.

Ganjapreneur hopes to compile a comprehensive overview of the legal marijuana job market. With positions ranging from Budtender to Delivery Driver, the professional opportunities in the burgeoning cannabis industry are unique and can often be fiercely competitive.

By publishing in-depth content, a weekly newsletter, and extensive interviews with prominent marijuana professionals, Ganjapreneur says its primary goal is to keep its readers up to date on the latest developments and opportunities related to the cannabis industry.

Last week, Ganjapreneur announced the first segment of an interview with Matt Brown, founder of Denver-based marijuana tourism company My 420 Tours. The interview was conducted via audio, and a transcription is available for reading on the Ganjapreneur website.

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