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Join The Green Rush: America's Fastest Growing Industry

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In this post, read about the impressive growth of the cannabis industry in the US. Plus, sign up to GreenRush.com and use the promo code at the end of the article to receive $20 off your first FOUR online cannabis orders. Yeah, you're welcome. 

The numbers don’t lie; the cannabis industry is on fire, providing huge potential for investment and business development, and simultaneously creating a huge new job market. If you need proof, just check out some of our previous posts on the cannabis industry and tips for investing in cannabis.

And we’ve got great news; GreenRush is hosting California’s biggest cannabis jobs fair in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on April 30th. If you’re a talented professional with a passion for cannabis, this is your chance to find your dream career in America’s fastest growing industry.

Join The Green Rush will unite professionals like you with the biggest companies in the cannabis industry to help you land your dream gig. And don’t worry, there will be literally thousands of positions to fill in a variety of sectors, including sales, marketing, manufacturing, transport, growing, and much more.

Read on for an outline of what you can expect at Join The Green Rush 2016, a brief look at some of the exhibitors you’ll get to meet on the day, and more details on the cannabis job market. Oh, and did we mention you can get free tickets to the event? You’ll have to keep reading to find out how.

To apply for active cannabis jobs right now, check out our post on 420 Careers.

Join The Green Rush: California’s Biggest Cannabis Jobs Fair

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We’ve recently thrown a spotlight on the huge growth of the cannabis industry, both in California and other states around the country. And with this growth comes the obvious need for talented professionals to drive the industry.

Just think about it; the major legislative milestones that lead to the legalization of cannabis in states like Colorado and Washington where only overcome in 2012. Now, only four years later, the industry is about to be worth over $7 billion, and is expected to be worth roughly $22 billion by 2020.

With such rapid growth, the new companies in the cannabis industry need passionate team members that can help them develop and evolve their businesses. And, luckily for you, they need them NOW.

Join The Green Rush will help to connect these individuals with their future employers. The fair, taking place at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on April 30th, will combine dozens of the biggest cannabis companies and industry leaders from every sector and thousands of talented applicants all under one roof.

From cultivators to manufacturers, and from marketing geniuses to graphic design specialists, every nook and cranny of the cannabis industry will be represented on the day. As a potential applicant, you’ll be given the unique chance to network with all of these industry leaders face-to-face, and build valuable ties that’ll kickstart your career in cannabis.

To give you a better idea of some of the people you’ll be meeting, here are just a few of the companies that’ll be exhibiting at Join The Green Rush:

Bud and Breakfast

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Bud and Breakfast launched in 2015 and focuses on providing safe and legal cannabis-friendly accommodation across the world for travelling members of the cannabis community.

User who live in in areas where cannabis is legalized can list their properties on the site and invite cannabis users to come and stay. In its first year, Bud and Breahfast already has over 350 properties listed across the US in states like Colorado and Alaska, and even international locations like Uruguay, Jamaica, and Spain.

Bud and Breakfast will be exhibiting at Join The Green Rush on April 30th and will be looking to continue market their product to industry professionals and cannabis enthusiasts alike. The company will also be on an active job hunt for a talented, professional, and enthusiastic PHP developer to take on Bud and Breakfast as their new project.

eCann Media

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eCann Media is one of the driving forces behind the rapid development of the cannabis industry. The company encompasses a huge variety of businesses that all serve one purpose; to provide cannabis consumers, both recreational and medical, with the same technologies as consumers of any other product.

With the rapid spread of the legalization movement, eCann quickly identified that the cannabis industry needed technological infrastructure to empower its consumers. This includes digital marketplaces that allow consumers to buy products online and receive them delivered to their door, eCommerce solutions to power these online marketplaces, and much more.

The company also realized that the cannabis community (consumers, retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers) is in need of lifestyle/media sources to provide them with factual information regarding strains, products, legislative developments, and even new regulations in order to stay informed and up-to-date about the industry and its evolution.

What eCann media strive to do is continue to provide infrastructure and technological solutions that allow consumers, retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers to connect easily and effectively in order for the industry to grow, develop, and eventually mature.

eCann Media will be exhibiting at Join The Green Rush on April 30th, and word is they are on the lookout for passionate partners to help them accomplish their mission.

Harvest Dispensary

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Harvest is a leading dispensary based in the Inner Richmond district in San Francisco, CA. The company has set itself apart from other dispensaries around the nation by creating a new personalized retail experience that puts consumers first.

Harvest places a huge emphasis on working with local farmers, manufacturers, and artisans to handpick the highest quality products for their customers, including the most extraordinary flowers, chemically pure concentrates, and healthy, delicious edibles.

The layout of the dispensary on Geary Boulevard may be one of its biggest attractions. The store features an open design with no walls separating the consumer and the product, no queues, and exceptionally professional staff with expert knowledge and a passion for what they sell. Finally, the Harvest dispensary is home to California’s only private members-only cannabis lounge.

Cannabis Jobs: Finding Your Dream Career

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Now that we’ve shed some light on Join The Green Rush and some of the key exhibitors, lets talk about the cannabis job market to get a clear picture of the career opportunities available to people just like you.

In January 2015, Weedhire, an online board for cannabis jobs, reported an average of 70.25% growth in employment opportunities across the following four sectors of the cannabis industry:

  • Dispensary: 90% growth
  • Medical: 70% growth
  • Administration: 65% growth
  • Sales: 56% growth

The website currently lists over 1,000 active job ads across the United States. And they’re not alone; a quick search for “cannabis jobs” on Indeed.com generates over 450 active results. These include a variety of positions in various sectors, including sales, marketing, design, medicine, retail, growing, product management, eCommerce, administration, and much more. For more information on these positions, check out our recent article on cannabis jobs.

The development of this new niche job market is providing young professionals with more opportunities to build the career they’ve always dreamt of, and also helps to qualify members of society who may have previously been marginalized.

“The emerging cannabis industry is much more than a vehicle for financial success, it is an opportunity to lift up and empower groups that have long been under-appreciated and dishonored in our society,” says Amanda Reiman, Manager of Marijuana Law and Policy at the Drug Policy Alliance, in one of her latest articles in the Huffington Post.

The legalization movement is allowing cannabis to creep out from behind the shadows and is helping to breakdown the negative stigma around marijuana, cannabis products, and cannabis users. In turn, the huge growth of the market allows people with a genuine interest in cannabis and its role in our society to find employment opportunities that they find truly fulfilling.

The JTGR job fair will help these passionate individuals build lasting connections with employers in a booming industry. And best of all, you can be part of it all for FREE. Click here to get your tickets now, and enter the promotional code BLOG for free tickets to California’s biggest cannabis job fair.

Whether you’ve got a knack for sales or writing, whether you’re creative or analytical, the doors to the cannabis job market are wide open. Join The Green Rush today, and become part of America’s fastest growing industry.

Looking for the best medical cannabis near you? Sign up to GreenRush today and get access to the best dispensaries in your area. Plus, use the promo code below to get $20 off your first FOUR orders of medical marijuana.

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