Pot Experience No Longer a Prerequisite for Cannabis Jobs
The Cannabist reports a projection of up to 255,000 jobs in the cannabis sector within the next three years.
Vangst founder and serial entrepreneur, Karson Humiston agrees. “We are seeing a lot of transition between non-cannabis and cannabis jobs, people are taking pay cuts to get into this new industry,” she says.
A year ago, she wasn’t even looking at non-cannabis candidates. Cannabis companies used to only want to hire people with pot experience.
It’s no longer a prerequisite for cannabis jobs. The cannabis part can usually be taught, if the person has the right background and education. Specifically, in the extractions business, legacy growers need not apply. Instead, these companies are seeking Ph.D.’s to employ.
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