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June 1, 2023


The importance of meal and break periods in the cannabis industry carries the same employer responsibility as any other industry. This is vital for two primary […]
June 1, 2023


Within every industry, job descriptions hold significant importance. Let’s explore a few reasons why having well-defined job descriptions is essential: 1. Clarity and understanding: Job descriptions […]
May 2, 2023

Why Should Small and Medium Size Businesses Outsource HR and Back-Office Administration

Unlocking the Power of Outsourcing for SMB Success Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face many challenges when it comes to operating their organizations efficiently. One of […]
April 20, 2023

Best Practices for Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Agreements

Industry experts discuss the unique challenges of employment in the cannabis industry, including strategies for protecting intellectual property, compliance with cannabis regulations, and strategies for protecting […]
April 19, 2022

Cannabis in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

Cannabis has a long history in American culture dating all the way back to the 17th century. First introduced for the production of rope, sails, and […]
July 28, 2021

3 Tips For Coaching Star Employees Into Powerful Leaders

As a leader, it’s easy to focus more of your management time on underperforming employees and let your best employees keep fulfilling their duties. You figure […]
July 14, 2021

How to Protect Your Interests in Cannabis Business Partnerships

The destigmatization and legalization of cannabis have been very positive changes for the industry, but it hasn’t only been an increase in consumer sales that has […]
July 1, 2021

$100 Million in Grant Funding for California’s Cannabis Industry

Five years have gone by since California passed prop 64 legalizing cannabis for adult use, and now the state is ready to invest in the industry […]
June 3, 2021

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Take On A Management Role

Do you see yourself rising up the ‘cannabis’ ladder, earning a new position and title that deems respect? You’ll get to manage a team, get offered […]
May 20, 2021

3 Common Resume Lies To Look Out For

In today’s market, there is nothing wrong with candidates putting their best faces forward to make lasting impressions on top employers – but as hiring managers, […]
May 6, 2021

Metrics That Matter: Where Do Your Best Candidates Come From?

It’s important to utilize more than one channel for this exact reason. One candidate who is LinkedIn savvy may have the equivalent skill set of another […]
April 16, 2021

How to Cope with Workplace Stress

No matter where you live, what you do for a living, or how much money you make, life gets stressful. You’ve probably heard that some forms […]
July 1, 2021

$100 Million in Grant Funding for California’s Cannabis Industry

Five years have gone by since California passed prop 64 legalizing cannabis for adult use, and now the state is ready to invest in the industry […]
January 15, 2021

New Legalization & Growth Shows Better Cannabis Testing Needed

Ask anyone in the cannabis industry and they will tell you, 2020 was a great year for the industry. Several states legalized marijuana products for recreational […]
November 24, 2020

Election 2020: Cannabis Legalization Results

Now that the dust has settled from this chaotic election cycle, we have an update on last month’s Election Watch blog. The night was an immense […]
October 15, 2020

2020 Election Watch for the Cannabis Industry

This election cycle brings a number of important decisions to the voters regarding cannabis legalization in the United States. Not only are there several states debating […]
July 7, 2020

Easing The Burden of Working Parents During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for many employees due to evolving expectations, increased stress, and constant changes in the workplace. For working parents, these challenges […]
April 14, 2020

How Does COVID-19 Impact the Cannabis Industry?

March 20, 2020

How Cannabis Clients Can Remain Sound Around Coronavirus Pandemic

The cannabis industry has had great help and support around the world because of its medical advantages. More US states have acknowledged therapeutic and recreational cannabis. […]
February 12, 2020

What Does Human Resources Do in the Cannabis Industry?

In Colorado, there are currently over 500 cannabis dispensaries. While Ohio and Oregon follow closely in this statistic, other states are miles behind. If you live […]
December 9, 2019

The Benefits of HR Consulting Services for Cannabis Businesses

As a responsible owner of a cannabis-related business, your responsibilities are never-ending. For one thing, it’s essential that you prioritize human resources (HR) strategies throughout the […]
October 17, 2019

Nevada Bans Drug Testing for Marijuana as a Condition of Employment

READ TIME: 6 MINS Recently, a new law was passed in Nevada with regards to employment practices, drug testing, and marijuana. Specifically, the bill prevents employers […]
July 15, 2019

Cannabis Banking and Understanding The 280E Tax Code

We probably aren’t the first ones to tell you that when it comes to your cannabis business and banking solutions, the financial challenges, such as the […]
April 19, 2019

What Employers Should Know About 4/20

Read Time: 3.5 mins. Ever thought of 4/20 and how it relates to spring? Have you ever heard of the holiday (as some call it), 4/20? […]
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