Are you interested in working in the Canadian Cannabis Industry? Our Director of Retail Operations, Carrie Cemka, shares her story about working in Cannabis.
I remember the afternoon clearly. It was May 2018. I sat in my kitchen talking to my husband about returning to a full-time career. There were a lot of conversations surrounding the legalization of Cannabis. I read many articles from Health Canada, provincial and municipal regulations, and popular Cannabis websites. I had watched the rise and fall of many Canadian Cannabis influencers prior to legalization, who dedicated their lives to make a change in Canadian laws that surrounded Cannabis. July 1, 2018 was right around the corner (which was the initially planned legalization date, later changed to October 17, 2018).
I had spent a few years prior being a full-time mom, business owner, and part-time employee. My husband, being the supportive person he always has been, challenged me to pursue my dream and create a career for myself in the Cannabis Industry. Cannabis was always a passion of mine and I had experienced legal Cannabis for many years before the legalization of recreational cannabis. It has since changed my life in many ways. The Cannabis Industry was on my horizon.
"I challenge you to consider Cannabis as a positive career choice. Those within the industry have worked hard within their companies, but also to help those around them."
We often hear stories about those struggling to find employment in something they love or being laid off after finding a good fit. I challenge you to consider Cannabis as a positive career choice. Those within the industry have worked hard within their companies, but also to help those around them. Networking and Industry events have opened up the doors for people to positively discuss their involvement and continued growth. While a lingering stigma surrounds working in the industry due to recent cutbacks from some Cannabis companies, the retail sector continues to prosper.
Today, the Cannabis industry has developed drastically. The government continues to make changes to how we operate, how employees are regulated, and the types of products we sell. The industry is listening to those who voice change. For example, in Alberta, retailers struggled with rules around what accessories we were able to sell. The AGLC listened and modified their restricted items list, aiding retailers with unsalable inventory items. They worked with the Alberta government to introduce concentrate and vape products. They will continue to grow, while we do as well.
Regardless of where you fit as an employee in the Cannabis Industry, there are many career opportunities for all types of people. Green Rock Cannabis is excited to open up the door for many more retail opportunities for those who have a similar view, continued growth for the Canadian Cannabis industry.
Director of Retail Operations
Green Rock Cannabis
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