Skip to comments.These Cannabis Companies Are Aggressively Hiring Professionals
Posted on 05/31/2018 1:13:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
With regulations trending toward medical programs and adult-use in markets across the world, the cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing businesses, which means companies are looking for top talent to support and further their growth. It can be challenging to find qualified candidates due to stigma that still exists, as well as the job security issues that come with the startup nature of many cannabis companies. Despite these obstacles, the cannabis space is filled with passionate people dedicated to building a thriving industry, and more people like them are looking to make their mark. Here are some examples of the types of jobs leading cannabis companies offer:
Beverage Formulation Chemist at Canopy Growth
Canopy Growth, headquartered in Smith Falls, Ontario, is adding a beverage formulation chemist as a direct result of their strategic partnership with Constellation Brands. Constellation invested in the company, and it will give insight into alcohol distribution and branding. The company is now in the testing phase of creating beverages with cannabis, which is where the beverage formulation chemist comes into play.
Cannabis infused beverages cannot be marketed in Canada yet, but the next phase of the countrys adult-use regulatory framework will likely include edibles and beverages. In advance of that, the beverage formulation chemist at Canopy Growth will lead the development, analysis, and presentation of beverage formulations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in chemistry, problem solving skills, curiosity, and the ability to work under pressure.
The culture at Canopy Growth, a company with a team of hundreds, fosters curiosity and drives its employees to achieve results. The beverage formulation chemist role comes with stock options and a competitive salary. Apply for this position View more careers at Canopy Growth Read company news
Brand Manager at Hiku Brands
Hiku Brands, located in Toronto, Ontario, is seeking to fill the role of brand manager, which will focus on responsibilities like product development, sales forecasting, advertising, consumer promotions, strategic planning, and budget management. Hiku, powered by the retail products of Tokyo Smoke, the cannabis production of DOJA, and the educational platforms of Van der Pop, is dedicated to creating an extensive portfolio of cannabis products.
The company is seeking candidates that bring five to eight years of experience in brand creation and product launches. Top candidates will have experience in alcohol or consumer packaged goods industries and be comfortable working across the marketing, sales, operations, and retail divisions. The salary for the role is commensurate with experience.
The team at Hiku will be approximately 140 strong across the front office, retail, and grow facility divisions following the closing of the acquisition of WeedMD. As it grows, the company is consistently looking to hire passionate people who fit with its dynamic and committed culture. Apply for this position View more careers at Hiku Read company news
Project Manager at Kush Bottles
Kush Bottles, which has locations in Denver, Colorado; Santa Ana, California; and Woodinville, Washington, recently began its new project management division and filled the new project manager role. The project manager is managing the companys branded projects, whether existing or in development, by serving as the liaison between the sales team, customers, and U.S. and international factories and keeping abreast of compliance and regulatory requirements.
This role demands someone with a balance of technical and creative skills who comes with at least two previous years of experience in project management. The project manager works on the companys cloud-based ERP system, where the sales team can see the status of a product from start to finish, and connects with people across multiple time zones to bring Kush Bottles different projects to fruition.
The company just reached the 100 employee milestone, but the acquisition of Summit Innovations means the company will have roughly a 115-member team. As a publically traded company, Kush Bottles offers its employees stock options, as well as health benefits. The rapidly growing industry and company means employees have the opportunity to advance with the company, but they must thrive in a quickly changing environment. View more careers at Kush Bottles Read company news
Director of Regulatory Affairs at Steep Hill
Steep Hill Labs, a cannabis science and technology company in Berkeley, California, is searching for a director of regulatory affairs to lead the companys understanding of and strategy for local, state, federal, and international compliance. Reporting to the chief legal officer, the director of regulatory affairs will track and report on regulatory changes, as well as help review and prepare regulatory documents for submission to the proper authorities.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in regulatory affairs, including a masters degree in public policy, experience drafting legislation in a government body, and/or time spent working with a life sciences company.
Six months ago, the company employed about 45 people. Now, that number is more than 70, and the company expects to hire 100 more people in the coming year. Steep Hill fosters a collaborative environment and actively manages its culture. The company just completed a culture assessment to better understand what is important to its employees and where they want the company to go. This assessment, which features the voice of every employee, will help create the companys guiding principles. Apply for this position View more careers at Steep Hill Read company news
Visit the cannabis industry careers and jobs page on New Cannabis Ventures to learn about more career opportunities in the cannabis industry.
In this first installment, we are profiling careers from several leading companies that are also clients of New Cannabis Ventures. If you know of a company who is aggressively hiring in the cannabis industry and want them to be profiled in future articles, please let us know.
- Long overdue.
I’m a lot more positive about responsible MJ use than I am about gay marriage.
Professional? As in the creepy dude down on the corner selling to school kids?
Utah will probably legalize medical marijuana in Nov. =>
“More than 3 in 4 Utahns support medical marijuana, new poll shows”
Is zucchini expense where you live?
Call it un-illegalization.
There’s no stigma attached to the whiskey/beer/wine industry.
Should be treated like alcohol is,but until the federal government changes the law, people who fall under federal regulations like DOT will still have to submit to drug testing and if MJ is legal in the state but not legal federally you will lose your job if tested comes back positive. Should be made legal nationally and then let the towns vote whether they want to allow sales just like alcohol.
I think it should be legalized on the federal level. Millions of casual users should not lose their 2A rights. You can be using mood altering prescription drugs or be a complete drunk and still legally buy a gun, but it’s a felony for pot users to own one?
I was at the wedding of a recently discharged Marine infantryman.
The hot topic was taking a job in the Colorado marijuana business. The pay was $250 per day ten hours, they all knew some that had been there working security.
Last I heard it is a cash-only business, the credit card companies do not currently support the MJ industry.
The pay did not sound all that enticing, and near zero benefits.
The article notes that it is non-smoking mj. They tried this previously and even the medical mj advocates were against.
Also interesting is the UMA against the initiative. Utah has the highest prescription drug abuse in the country. Over 7000 opioid prescriptions and filled every day. Pot calling the kettle... well you know.
Government mandated prohibition does not work. It failed with alcohol, and it has utterly failed with marijuana.
Secondly, it was never the Framers' intent to give the federal government jurisdiction over the very bodies of the people. That's not liberty.
I think it's time for the federal government to let go, and give jurisdiction over this plant back to the states and the people.
Allow people to have it, use it & if they so chose, grow their own.
“The article notes that it is non-smoking mj.”
Yeah, I saw that. Under the measure, patients can have 2 oz of unprocessed mj, plus they can grow up to 6 plants under some circumstances. That implies they would be smoking it. However, the ballot measure also says smoking not allowed. Not sure what to make of it.
From Ballotpedia =>
Dispensaries would be allowed to sell marijuana to individuals with medical cards. During any one 14-day period, an individual would be allowed to buy either 2 ounces of unprocessed marijuana or an amount of marijuana product with no more than 10 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol.
After January 1, 2021, individuals with medical cards would be allowed to grow six marijuana plants for personal use within their homes if there are no dispensaries within 100 miles.
The initiative would enact or keep bans on smoking marijuana, driving under the influence of marijuana, or using marijuana in public view except in a medical emergency.
Two hundred and fifty dollars, for a ten hour shift, is a damn good wage anywhere in the country.
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