Unfortunately, I'm not yet in a position to let my "years of experience" speak for themself. I've been writing cannabis content for nearly two years and loved every minute of it. So much so that I am expanding beyond my current role as a content writer for a cannabis technology company called Flowhub. I'm here to make your content dreams come true!
The secret is out… The cannabis industry is a hot market for job seekers. Leafly found that there were 321,000 full-time cannabis jobs at the start of 2021.
And this number will keep growing with time. As legalization expands and new cannabis markets come aboard, even more industry jobs will arise.
The hardest part of working in cannabis isn’t finding opportunities, it’s getting started. Because it’s still a growing industry, and job demand is high, many people have trouble entering into the ...
As this tumultuous year comes to an end, I've found myself wishing for one necessity (over anything else) — a good night's sleep. Some nightsI can't slow my mind enough to fall asleep at all. Other nights I find myself waking up multiple times, and I toss and turn throughout the night in either case.
Sleep is Essential for Good Health
I know for sure that sleep is essential for my overall health. According to My Health Finder, sleep helps us:
Get sick less often.
Stay at a healthy weight.
CANNABIS CULTURE – While the corporate cannabis industry boasts huge revenues, government handouts and unlimited potential – reality is often a struggle – especially for smaller, independent, unconnected cannabis brands.
Alyssa Angell, Owner of Blazing Jane in Maine, has experienced many of these small business struggles first-hand. “On a daily basis I’m seeing big cannabis companies allowed to advertise publicly and be traded on the NYSE, but I can’t even store my money with local banks. I h...
A successful budtending team is one of the most influential aspects of any dispensary. Budtenders, or sales associates, are the people who engage customers, educate them on your store’s cannabis products, and ultimately make sales.
Budtenders need to be welcoming, well-versed in the cannabis industry, experts on your product catalog, and capable of handling whatever the day may throw at them.
We sat down with four successful budtenders across different cannabis markets to find out what they'r...
As more states join the legal cannabis industry, many are choosing Metrc as their state’s seed-to-sale tracking system.
This is a Metrc 101 guide for dispensary owners and staff, including how Metrc works, why Metrc compliance matters, about Metrc package tags, getting started with Metrc, and how to track events in Metrc.
Disclaimer: This is not official Metrc training. See metrc.com for state-specific training requirements and Metrc user guides.
What is Metrc?
Metrc (Marijuana Enforcement Tr...
I've always struggled to fall asleep, and it doesn't matter how much I exercised that day or how little I slept the night before. I've never been a great sleeper. I've tried various sleep aids, from melatonin to Ambien to boiling lettuce and drinking the leftover water. Yes, apparently, this makes some people tired.
Not getting enough rest negatively impacts our well-being, and it's hard to go through life constantly tired. According to the Cleveland Clinic, lack of sleep can lead to health p...
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in October 2019 and updated to reflect current cannabis industry trends and expectations.
For cannabis dispensaries, effectively managing inventory is a top priority.
Knowing where your inventory is, how much you have on hand, and when you need to reorder products is essential for serving your customers and competing in an increasingly crowded industry.
What is inventory?
Inventory refers to all the products, goods, materials, or merchandise h...
The world of cannabis retail is constantly changing. The future is uncertain and now more than ever, we have no idea what tomorrow or next month may bring.
While it may feel stressful and overwhelming, what we do know is that change and uncertainty often bring opportunity and new ways of operating. This happens in every industry — where either you adapt or your business doesn’t survive.
The cannabis industry specifically has seen nothing but growth and change in recent years as legalization p...
In this quick post, you'll learn what "caregiver" means in the cannabis industry, caregiver responsibilities, and how to compliantly serve them.
At its core, a "caregiver" is someone who is designated to supply cannabis to an individual (patient) for medical purposes. The exact role that the caregiver plays, and how to become one, varies by state.
In most cases, caregivers help those who can’t access marijuana themselves, such as children who can’t go into a dispensary or those too sick to le...