Category Archives: Human Resources

Human Resources

Safe Cannabis Industry Workplaces (OSHA, etc.)

Creating a comprehensive safety culture is the number-one way to reduce injuries and illnesses, and their associated costs. But building such a culture is not a “flavor of the month” program or an overnight process (check out our “Cannabis Worker Safety Certification” to establish a safety-first culture). Instead, it is a multi-year, top-management commitment that…

“Safety Sensitive Jobs” Under Cannabis Laws

As employers grapple with evolving cannabis laws and their impact on the workplace, they should note that many states that provide employment protections for cannabis users have exceptions for workers in safety-sensitive roles. But what exactly is a safety-sensitive job? Safety-sensitive generally means that a position involves some aspect of a heightened danger that requires…

5 Cannabis Dispensary Anti-Harassment Methods

Unacceptable Harassment In The Cannabis Industry

Leaders at many cannabis organizations are taking a fresh look at their strategies for preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement. As you revisit your policies, don’t forget to also fine-tune your complaint procedures and without a robust process that employees can trust in the retail cannabis dispensary, an anti-harassment…

Multi-Tenant Cannabis Industry LMS Platform

If you’re in the market for a Learning Management System (LMS) for your cannabis business, you’re probably very familiar with many of the options, features, and services available to you. In today’s global cannabis workplaces and dispersed teams, most organizations are seeking to bring onboarding, training, and compliance management together in a centralized system –…

Laws Protect Off-Duty Recreational Use

As the trend to legalize cannabis use continues, employers should note that some state and local laws now protect workers who consume recreational cannabis while off duty. Multistate employers are likely familiar with laws that provide job protections for registered medical cannabis patients who use cannabis in accordance with a comprehensive medical program, but they…

Gov’t May Issue New COVID-19 Standards

Employers even in the cannabis industry can expect increased enforcement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Biden administration and possibly emergency temporary standards to combat COVID-19. The hiring of more OSHA inspectors also is likely. The Biden campaign has stated publicly that the development of an emergency temporary standard is a…

“Netflix of Cannabis Training” (or YouTube?)

What comes to mind when you hear the name “Netflix“? Orange Is The New Black… the Wonder Years… your favorite casual pair of nighttime sweatpants…? While we love binge-watching our favorite TV shows as much as the next guy, we associate Netflix with something else: crazy-good content that accelerates your personal entertainment like gangbusters when…

Unlock Your Work’s Cannabis Training Budget

[ATTENTION] If you are a… Manager/Team Leader… Face It… Many Times, You’re Stuck & Need Some Assistance Cannabis Industry Worker… Unlock Your Company’s Professional Development Budget Working at a company in the cannabis industry is hard! The constant change makes it even harder. That’s where we come in… we support businesses via our eLearning solutions,…

Combat Cannabis Industry Turnover Rate

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Why do employees leave their job? It’s a question that plagues businesses both within the cannabis industry and across the greater workforce. They report frustration with compensation, feeling undervalued, and a LACK of opportunity for advancement as top reasons for leaving. Losing people is never easy, but it’s even harder when the departing person is…

Marijuana Use Is Up Among Workers

Marijuana Use Is Up Among Workers

More U.S. workers are testing positive for marijuana while the number testing positive for opioids continues to decline, according to the annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Based on an analysis of nine million drug tests conducted in 2018, Quest determined that 5.1 percent of the general workforce tested positive for drugs and another 2.7…