A Look Back At Our Cannabis Job Fair

5 years ago, we held the cannabis job fair and Herbal Risings career class at the Windemere Hotel & Conference Center sponsored by Health 4 Life Dispensary. We were proud of the hotel for taking the journey with us. Cannabis was not as mainstream as it is today. Things were still quiet on the business […]

How Much Do Budtenders Make? What You Should Know

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How Much Do Budtenders Make? This is a fair question aspiring budtenders ask. They want to know how much they can expect to make if they choose to pursue a budtending job. When I first started in the industry, I had the same question. There was not a lot of information out there. The reason […]

After The Interview: Waiting To Hear Back

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When John Rathman applied for a budtender job in October, he had no idea it would almost a month after the interview to hear back from the hiring manager. After three weeks, a phone call came to invite him to his first interview. A second was scheduled within a day after his interview. Rathman was […]

Interview Question: Do You Have Any Questions For Me?

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Interview Question: Do You Have Any Questions For Me? Why Should I Work For You? AT THE INTERVIEW You got the elusive interview at the dispensary. You polished your resume. You dressed nice, and remembered the tiny details. You arrived on time. You’re sitting in front of the one persona that’s standing between you and […]

Nevada Legalization Brings Jobs

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This weekend, Nevada officially joined four other states that allow people to purchase cannabis for adult use. An estimated $58,000 full-time jobs have been created by adult-use states, according to a recent Leafly study. Colorado has created over 23,000 jobs and Washington almost 23,000 jobs since legalization went into effect. Nevada’s legalization is expected to […]

Staff MMJ Newsletter Spring 2017

Stop the Opioid Epidemic Panel Tuesday, February 28th from 5:30pm-6:30pm | Natural Medicine Detox Center | 301 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003 Panel speakers include: Mikel Weisser, NORML AZ; Dave Wisniewski, Safer Arizona; Mark Cardenas, Representative (LD19) ; Scott Jason, opioid addict cum Social Worker; Aaron Frazier, former football player, CBD water distributor. Join […]

The Dispensary Employee: 10 Steps to Improve Morale at the Workplace

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1.) Empower your dispensary employee with the right tools to make decisions within the jobs. When you’re asked to perform a task, would you rather do it in your own way, or the way someone else tells you to do it? Most people want to create their own way of doing things. Dispensary employee empowerment allows […]

Recapping: Herbal Risings September 10th Class

Recap: Herbal Risings Live Group Class | 9/10 On Saturday (9/10), Staff MMJ hosted another “Principles & Standards of Patient & Cannabis Care” group class at the Staff MMJ TerpU campus. The atmosphere was bubbly and the air was thick with passion– passion for cannabis and the future. Could it have been that many of us are still flying high […]

Cannabis Industry Training Workshop w/Guests Ginger Mace and Alex Sandorf


I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who attended the August 27th Herbal Risings cannabis industry training class for making it such a great day — there were a lot of great questions and discussions, and it was good to see such a large group make it to the group photo afterwards. Two Guest Experiences The […]