VANCOUVER — Canadian marijuana companies are on a hiring spree, looking to fill an array of roles as they gear up for the legalization of recreational cannabis later this year.
The workforce is booming, said Alison McMahon, who runs Cannabis At Work, a staffing agency focused on the burgeoning industry.
Right now, she’s recruiting for positions in everything from growing and production to sales and marketing, all across the country.
Stigma may once have kept people from applying for work with a cannabis company, but those perceptions have shifted and people are now excited about the opportunities, McMahon said.
“I think that the people, at this point, who are looking at the industry and are excited really see the upside and the growth potential,” she said. “More and more people are open to this topic, so it doesn’t end up being that big of a deal.”
The buzz around Canadian pot is allowing companies to be picky and choose top talent, said Kerri-Lynn McAllister, chief marketing officer at Lift, a company that puts on cannabis events and runs a website sharing marijuana news and reviews. [Read more at Huffington Post]