Cannabis Employment Options are Blossoming in California


Taking Down the Barricades Between Employers and Employees

The largest cities in California, including San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco, are profiting the most from the new recreational cannabis laws put into place on January 1st of this year. These cities, and a few others, see the benefits of allowing recreational use of this non-violent drug and are taking advantage. More cities will be joining in as city and county laws incorporate the new state law and more permits are authorized and allowed clearance. Of course, some cities will continue to ban recreational use but allow medicinal use, and some will allow you to grow recreationally for personal use, but they will not permit recreational dispensaries, and still others will hold off on either medicinal or recreational dispensaries opening, however, you can grow recreationally for individual consumption. If that isn’t confusing enough, add in the fact that each city and county has their own set of laws and it can become quite the mess. Fortunately for the common layman, it is as easy as going online and finding out what your town allows.

Knowing that each city and county has its own regulations makes finding a job in the cannabusiness somewhat challenging, but if you know where to look, you can find a job that matches your qualifications easily enough.

The barriers that once stood in the way of how cannabis employers were able to find qualified applicants for this industry by bringing them together in one spot. “We have tried to make it as easy as possible for candidates and employers to find each other,” says Monas. “We created a safe place for them to come together that caters to the specific needs and qualifications of this industry.” This means that the information you post is kept private and safe.

Job Boards are continuously updated and it is free to browse the job list. Applying for the job is super easy as all you have to do is click on the “Apply Now” button, and it will take you directly to the application. Once the application is filled, finalized and turned in, the firm that posted the job will immediately be notified by “in-site notification and email notification” that they have a new application waiting to be reviewed. From there, they will contact the applicant either directly with the information the applicant gave on the application, and let them know if they are denied or wanting to schedule an interview. It’s that easy.

If you want to find a job in the cannabis industry, or if you are a cannabusiness employer desperately seeking qualified employees, check out all the options that are offered, in a safe and private on-line environment, and see where it can take you.

Cannabis business owners are finding that the employees they are hiring are not the “experts” they are claiming to be. Unfortunately, these so-called experts are usually just your run-of-the-mill “garage growers” or your hardcore “stoner-literature” addicts who have had no more training than reading some information that is rumored to be a marijuana “manual” or “bible”. Though growing in your garage or basement is, technically, real-life experience, it does not prepare one for running an industrial-sized cannabis growing facility.

Cannabis cultivation calls for hands-on experience in commercial agriculture and a good base knowledge of farm management and commercial practices, as well as a firm grasp of up-to-date cannabis laws pertaining to permits and regulations concerning the counties and/or cities you are growing in. Though the state has made recreational use legal, not all cities and counties are happy with. Many cities are banning growth, or at least trying to introduce bans, into their communities to prevent dispensaries or cannabis agriculture within city limits. It is pertinent to the future of any cannabis cultivator to know where they are legally allowed to grow before they even purchase property for the cultivation.

            There are realty groups specifically focused on helping cannabis agriculturists find land in areas where growing is legal. This is just the first step of road to becoming a legal cannabis cultivator. Once you have land that you are legally able to grow on, you need to find a person or persons that are knowledgeable about the building of any warehouses or greenhouses needed and make sure you have the proper permits through local city, county and state institutions, and make sure that all those permits stay up-to-date as you begin building and complete the development of your cannabis-producing farm. Also, the permits for water use and growth need to stay up-to-date, and all the proper inspections need to be done to be sure you are meeting city, county and state standards. All of this, obviously, takes a technical mind, preferably, a person that has a business or agricultural business degree.

Once the farm is built, it is time to start the actual production of the plant itself. This is generally done in mass-quantity for a large farm. Depending on the permits the grower has, or depending on the number of members in a collective or cooperative operation, some of these farms can grow a couple hundred plants, but “Collectives are accordingly well advised to stay at 99 plants or less to reduce the risk of federal prosecution.” The perfect candidate for this job will generally have a degree in plant sciences or possibly horticulture and plant propagation.

When the plants are fully grown, this is where the entry-level positions come in of manicurists and trimmers. From there, it is weighed, packaged and sent to distributors. Each step of the process needs the right person for the job. For more information on similar jobs in the cannabis cultivation industry, CannabizTeam connects the right candidates to the right jobs and the right employers to the right employees.



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