The legalization of cannabis in many parts of the country has lead to an increasing demand for new talent.
The National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education hosted job fair last Thursday to recruit for their growing industry. With legalization expected by next July, this specific line of work will require thousands of workers to meet the assumed demand.
The growing norm of cannabis is intriguing for many young professionals, including 28-year-old Marco Cacchione who attended the fair.
“I’m eager to learn about the industry,” Cacchione said. “I want to get involved in the industry. I have a passion for the industry and I’m slowly being forced out of my current industry.”
Director of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s two-year-old cannabis program, David Purcell, said it is predicted that 50,000 to 150,000 positions will be created from the legalization of the drug. This will result in changes in the program that will better prepare cannabis professionals for the evolving industry demand. Next year the program will begin training people to become cultivation technicians and retail consultants.
Purcell says, “The general public will soon realize that this industry is full of very well educated, highly trained individuals.” We’re excited to see what the growing industry as in store!
Source: Cannabis Culture
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