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Stop Dreaming, Start Working in Cannabis: Colorado Cannabis Career Summit

Jan 16, 2017 09:37AM ● By Stephanie Wilson
You know the best part about working in the cannabis world? Basically everyone you meet LOVES their job. It's not like your friendly neighborhood budtender or dispensary manager is stuck in a career they hate because they took this corporate gig straight out of school to pay the bills and then the salary was too good to leave and then they woke up 15 years later hating life every day doing soul-sucking work for hours on end Nope, almost everyone I've met—budtenders, dispensary owners, consultants, growers, extraction experts, vape pen makers, lighting specialists, everyone—chose a cannabis career because they were passionate about the plant and the possibilities. 

Don't get me wrong: working in cannabis is most definitely work. But it's the best kind of work. It's a job you may have dreamed of when you were smoking a joint with friends in high school, never really imagining the day you could legally work in the wonderful world of weed. Dreams do come true. 

This Thursday, January 19, Vangst Talent Network (formerly known as Gradujuana) presents the Colorado Cannabis Career Summit & Product Showcase—billed as the world's largest cannabis career showcase of its kind. Taking place at City Hall on Broadway from 2 pm to 8 pm, the fair will feature some 50-plus cannabis companies representing over 1,000 jobs at spots like LeaflyNative RootsSweet LeafDixie, and Nerve Cannabis Consulting. Some of those brands will also be showing off their latest and greatest products and offerings throughout the day. 

The showcase also includes panel discussions, with experts dishing insider info about what it's really like to work in cannabis. (Here's a preview: you don't just get high all day. If that's what you're looking to do, McDonald's has 640 jobs open in Colorado.) 

A general admission ticket is $9.99, unless you have an active MED Badge—then it's free. You can get your tickets here, and then be sure to check out Vangst's welcome packet for job seekers, which includes super helpful tips specific to the cannabis industry. Such as how to dress for the job fair, which would seem like a no-brainer if you're applying for a corporate gig in finance or mainstream healthcare but not so obvious if you're meeting with grow facilities, for example. 

Whether you're just interested in learning about the opportunities out there or if you're ready to dive on into a new career you're all but guaranteed to love, City Hall is where you'll want to be on Thursday. 

The Details
What: Colorado Cannabis Career Summit & Product Showcase
Presented by Vangst Talent Network 
When: January 19, 2017
2 pm to 8 pm 
Where: City Hall
1144 Broadway, Denver, Co 80203

How: Get Your Tickets Here ($9.99 general admission; Free for MED Badge holders)