It's a great time to be an unemployed weed lover in Colorado: One of the nation's largest cannabis career fairs is coming to Denver on Thursday, July 28.
Over fifty companies ranging from dispensaries to labs are hiring for more than 1,000 positions, from entry level to executive. From 2 to 8 p.m. on July 28, representatives from these companies will be recruiting new hires at Mile High Station, 2027 Old West Colfax Avenue. Among those companies:
Baker is a Denver-based app that connects dispensaries with their clients. It allows customers to pre-order their favorite strains and order online; dispensaries are then able to track their most popular strains, as well as sales and revenue. Founded in 2014, Baker services more than 100 dispensaries in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, California and Toronto.
Dixie, founded in 2010, is committed to ensuring accurate dosing in cannabis-based products through research, education and advocacy. The company produces THC-infused products, including elixirs, chocolates, topicals, mints, vapes and more. Each batch is triple-lab-tested to ensure consistency and accuracy.
Good Chemistry store front.
Photo courtesy of Good Chemistry on Instagram.
6. Good Chemistry
Good Chemistry, a dispensary chain located in metro Denver, categorizes its strains by desired effect: amplify, relax, relieve and sleep. The website allows you to search for each of the strains grown in-house by type, effect and class; you can also check locations near you for availability of your favorite strain.
5. Grow for Vets
Grow for Vets believes cannabis can sometimes help service men and women suffering from PTSD and other war-related mental and physical injuries more than prescriptions. The group is dedicated to providing veterans free access to marijuana; it has seven chapters across the country and provides a place for veterans to receive support.
4. Healthy Headie
Healthy Headie manufactures vaporizers and other accessories to aid in the smoking experience. Since the company does not sell cannabis, all of its products can be purchased online. It also runs events that allow consumers to test products with a group of friends.
3. Medicine Man
With multiple locations, including one minutes from Denver International Airport, Medicine Man caters to both recreational and medical users. It was founded by two brothers whose first angel investor was their mother. This is more than just a dispensary company, though; it includes Medicine Man Technologies, which provides a wide array of consulting services.
Mindful dispensary develops it own strains and tracks the lineage of each plant. Selling both medical and recreational, it has its own grow operation, which supplies five locations around the state. As you might guess from its name, Mindful is committed to core values that include integrity, accountability, respect, presence and innovation.
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Want to really aid in the fight for legalization? NORML works to amend the criminal prohibition of marijuana and move toward a system of legalization, taxation, regulation and education. It advocates for consumers, trying to ensure that every adult who wishes to have access to cannabis can purchase high-quality product that's safe and affordable.
Admission to the job fair is $9.99. For more details, including the full list of companies that are hiring, visit Vangst Talent's page for the event.