A look at cannabis news from around the country
By David Royse | LedeTree.com
How do professionals – with all that word entails – land jobs in an industry, that while growing and full of potential, was illegal until very recently, and for many has an image that’s well, less than professional?
And how do companies in the cannabis industry, which is expected to grow at a near 30 percent clip for the next few years, find top talent, when mainstream job search firms may still think people interested in marijuana are a bunch of baked slackers with the munchies?
Enter Vangst Talent, which bills itself as the cannabis industry’s “largest and leading” staffing agency.
Twenty-four-year-old Karson Humiston got the idea while while walking arojund a cannabis trade show in 2015. There wasn’t really anything giving recent graduates who were starting serious job searches any entry to the the cannabis industry. And mainstream job search companies that match firms with employees, particularly executives, aren’t very plugged in in the cannabis industry.
Humiston looked at the numbers though – this industry is growing.
In 2016 eight states voted to legalize marijuana, bringing to 28 the number that now have medical marijuana laws on the books. Legal spending in the U.S. and Canada approached $7 billion last year.
Sort of related: From Head Hunters to Head Shops – another business in the cannabis space started by young 20-somethings is also growing like, well, like a weed. Read Leafly’s story on Smoke Cartel’s rise, starting with a $600 investment and now bringing in $5 million in revenue.
Costa Farms Opens First South Florida Dispensary
Costa Farms is opening its first standalone dispensary, called Curaleaf, just south of Miami’s Dadeland Mall.
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