Cannabis News Roundup: 321,000 Full-Time Cannabis Jobs in 2020, Congress Requests Cannabis Pardons, and More

by Feb 19, 2021Cannabis Industry

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It’s imperative to keep your finger on the pulse of the cannabis industry. So, our cannabis staffing agency would like to help out. Whether you’re searching for cannabis jobs or are one of the many with cannabis careers, this cannabis news roundup will help. Check out some of the most exciting cannabis news in the industry this week. 

Retail Workers in the Cannabis Industry Ahead of Teachers to get COVID-19 Vaccine

With the cannabis industry being deemed essential in 2020, cannabis retail employees are serving hundreds of thousands of patients a day. Many believe they deserve to be somewhere at the top of the list to get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, some are perplexed as to why they are ahead of teachers in the line to get the vaccine. Do those with cannabis jobs deserve to get the vaccine before teachers? Read the Orange County Register article for more details. 

321,000 Full-Time Cannabis Jobs in 2020 in the U.S. Cannabis Industry

As of January 2021, there are over 300,000 full-time cannabis jobs in America. Compared to 2019, cannabis jobs have doubled. While dealing with the global pandemic, rising unemployment, and a recession, the legal cannabis industry added nearly 80,000 full-time jobs in the U.S. And cannabis is still hiring–contact our cannabis staffing agency for the latest opportunities and newest candidates. Check out the Leafly article right here

Hawaii Senate Approves Bills to Legalize Recreational Cannabis & Increase Decriminalization

One bill would legalize cannabis for adults 21 and over and the other will increase the decriminalization to over three grams. Both bills were approved by the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs and will head to a joint hearing between the Senate Judiciary and Ways and Means committees. Adult-use cannabis legalization would grow Hawaii’s economy, generating more cannabis jobs and strengthening more cannabis careers. Check out the full details on Marijuana Moment

37 Members of Congress Request for President Biden to Issue Cannabis Pardons

President Biden has been asked to authorize mass pardons for all people with non-violent federal cannabis convictions. In the 1970s, Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford were asked to categorically forgive Americans who dodged the Vietnam War draft. The 37 members of Congress took inspiration from that request in the 70s. With five more states legalizing cannabis last year and a House vote in favor of a bill to legalize cannabis federally, the request isn’t too bold. And those convicted of nonviolent cannabis offenses deserve to be free and start their cannabis careers. Read the full article here

The NFL Considers Cannabis and CBD as Alternatives for Opioids 

The potential of cannabis and CBD are being considered as treatment options for NFL players. Additionally, the NFL is interested in how cannabis can help with athletic performance. Pain management is of major interest, leading to a request for information. The NFL is not funding any specific studies; however, they do want to help in finding certified scientists for potential research projects. Check out the full article here

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