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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…

Identified Cannabis Workplace Hazards

Identified Cannabis Workplace Hazards

Cannabis industry hazards occur in many forms and must be effectively identified and managed to ensure employee health and safety. Recent publications indicate that cannabis industry hazards are more numerous and varied than many might have expected. Cannabis is now legal in some form (medical and/or recreational), but the industry has yet to develop as…

5 Steps Ending Cannabis Dispensary Harassment

5 Steps Ending Cannabis Dispensary Harassment

The power of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements has transformed the sexual harassment discussion from tabloid gossip about the rich and famous into a mainstream cannabis dispensary workplace issue. The overriding concerns for employers in the cannabis industry are: What does harassment look like? Is there a solution to this dispensary workplace problem? What…

Making Cannabis Work Mean Something

Making Cannabis Work Mean Something

Making Work Meaningful in the Cannabis Industry Cannabis industry employees value salary, benefits and company leadership, but meaningful work drives job satisfaction more than ever. What the cannabis dispensary decision-maker may be missing, however, is an understanding of what really energizes staffers: the ability to spend their time doing meaningful work. Data show that while…

The ABC’s of THC

As U.S. support for the legalization of cannabis grows and more states approve cannabis’ medical and recreational use, employers must understand the relevant legal developments and how they affect the workplace. About 62 percent of U.S. respondents to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey said cannabis use should be legal, compared to 31 percent who…

Responding to Cannabis Workplace Disruptions

It’s important to understand the repercussions of a cannabis workplace and disruptions you may encounter such as a robbery. It can lead to legal problems, for example, protestors often are trained to dupe ill-prepared managers into breaking the law, such as by goading managers into threatening to fire them. It also often leads to lost…