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New Job Opportunities in Colorado

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The legalization and opening up of the cannabis industry, which has always operated in the shadows, has brought about enormous economic advantages. It has created an entire industry that requires support staff as well as regulators.

This has created a lot of job opportunities in Colorado and other states where the substance has been legalized.

If you are interested in working in the marijuana industry, it is important to know what type of jobs are now available and how they pay. Here below is a brief description of jobs that have been created:

-Edible creator

Marijuana edibles

Skillful and fun job

Creating edibles is a competitive job that requires a high level of skill. In some areas, the requirements of the law is that every ingredient and THC levels must be listed appropriately in every package of marijuana edibles. This job requires a very high level of skill. However, it can be a very lucrative job if you have the necessary skills.

-Trimmer

Trimming is what makes the finished product look attractive to the consumer and is a process that is quite tedious. Trimming marijuana plants provides a lot of job opportunities throughout the state of Colorado. The process involves taking buds from the marijuana plants and chopping the larger leaves in order to end up with an aesthetically attractive product. For Denver weed, some dispensaries will harvest up to 15000 plants at one time. Trimming also helps reduce excess weight, allowing customers to get value for their money. However, this job does not pay particularly well.

Budtender

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Colorado buds ready to go

The role of a budtender is to assist customers at the counter by explaining to them about the different types of marijuana strains, edibles, as well as concentrates. The budtender will essentially help a customer make the perfect selection for the effect he or she is looking for. You are required to have extensive knowledge about the products being offered as well as the ability to identify any allergies a prospective customer may be having. In addition, you must be able to handle any issues that your customers may raise from time to time. The pay is not really good but being a great budtender can make a big difference to where you work.

-Reviewers

This is one of the best jobs in the cannabis industry. In fact certain websites, including Leafly, are becoming great platforms for strain reviewers as well as a source of information for cannabis users. They allow customers to get in on the action on their platform, which is YELP-like. Because of the availability of several different cannabis strains on the market today, which also deliver a wide range of effects, reviewers do a great job of helping customers buy products that meet their various requirements. In addition, reviews are very necessary for medical patients who require a high THC or CBD strains. However, getting a position of a strain reviewer can be difficult.

– Security

There before when retail outlets started opening up, many shop owners considered security as a matter of paramount importance. Even though this is no longer the case, most retail outlets have opted to keep their security guards. Their main duties include checking IDs and ensuring the safety and privacy of customers. Another of their essential duties is to ensure that product and money transfers take place without a hitch. Security work provides a lot of job opportunities in the marijuana industry in general.

Glass merchants

Although this industry has been in existence for a long time, it has been given a big boost as a result of legalization of recreational cannabis industry. Many job opportunities have been created as a result of the rising demand for bongs, pipes, as well as vaporizers. This industry is set to grow as more and more states continue to legalize recreational marijuana, thus creating more job opportunities.

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LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL CANNABIS IN CALIFORNIA

California is one of the states that have yet to legalize recreational marijuana. However, the possibility of this happening this year is very high. To start with, there is a proposal backed by Silicon Valley billionaire, Sean Parker, which seeks to legalize recreational use of marijuana in the State of California to adults who are 21 years old and above. According to legislative analysts, the proposal has the potential to bring more than $ 1 billion per year in tax revenue.

This proposal is among the most highly anticipated initiatives in the state of California considering that it is the largest economy in the USA and the 8th largest in the world.

However, not everybody is happy with the proposal, which is also backed by Justin Hartfield, the founder of WeedMaps. In fact some industry insiders are against this proposal and are withholding their support.

The executive director of the California Growers Association, Hezekiah Allen, is quoted as saying that the proposal skews towards big marijuana. The CGA is an industry trade and lobbying group in the state of California.

California State’s attorney general has already cleared the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) and this has allowed the campaign for the measure to begin in earnest. In order to qualify for this year’s general election, AUMA needs to collects 365,880 signatures. According to industry sources, this initiative will cost as much as $ 2 million, and the overall campaign is likely to reach $ 10 million.

In addition, a political action committee has been formed by the campaign organizers. The committee is known as Californians to Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana while protecting Children. The committee has collected a substantial amount of money toward this cause, with donations from prominent individuals such as Parker and Hartfield, as well as some organizations such as Marijuana Policy project and Drug Policy Action, among others.

The executive director of the California Growers Association Hezekiah Allen as well as some growers are worried because they think the AUMA is likely to favor corporate interests over small growers. These small farmers are currently dominating the marijuana industry in the state of California. Some other stakeholders fear that the measure does not go far enough to ensure that cannabis becomes legal.

Mr. Allen is of the opinion that Parker’s initiative has failed to respect the provisions that were developed in the legislature and which were meant to protect a fair market place. Mr. Allen was referring to the framework created by California state lawmakers last year to regulate medical cannabis market. This framework has been functioning largely without oversight for almost 20 years. He says that the California Growers Association was concerned because it appears there is no enough limitations against ‘vertical integration’, or allowing businesses to get involved in multiple aspects of distribution, farming, as well as retail sales at once.

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Recreational could become reality

Mr. Allen says that for this reason, his organization will continue to remain officially neutral on Parker’s proposal regardless of ‘pressure to fall on line’. However, he said he will continue to talk to AUMA organizers.

Another legalization campaigner, Dale Sky Jones, chair of Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform and Reform CA, its offshoot, says she has taken the same stand as Allen.

Dale also says she does not believe AUMA does not do enough to make legalization a reality. She further says it does not adequately address social justice issues that are considered important by her organization, including shielding parents involved in related activities against legal issues with child protection services.

The efforts to legalize recreational cannabis in California have always been plagued by dissenting opinions as well as lack of unity. We hope that 2016 will see a unified approach toward legalization efforts in the state of California.

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Attitudes to and Economic Impact of Cannabis in Oceania

Impact of Cannabis in Oceania
In the last three decades, production, distribution, marketing and consumption of both illegal and legal substances in Oceania has transformed. International drug cartels are using sophisticated methods to move marijuana in and out of Oceania.

In Oceania today, Marijuana is by far the most widespread illegal substance.

Very little information has been documented concerning the use of marijuana, and it is not known the exact time when cannabis was introduced in Oceania. However, it is noted that in Australia, marijuana hit the streets before 1960.

Australian youths began smoking cannabis prevalently in the mid-1960s. Extensive smoking of marijuana in Oceania started in the late 1960s thanks to the influx of young expatriates. Then, it was an easy task to transport illegal substances such as marijuana into Oceania.

Local Production
Marijuana was grown locally by expatriate users who settled in Oceania. They started growing the crop for their personal use. The local growers began sharing cannabis with their friends and a chain of marijuana smokers infiltrated the local community.

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Inceasing support for legal weed

The sporadic use of Marijuana prompted authorities to take action on local growers prosecuting them and sending them to prison. By 1980, Marijuana cultivation was moved into the remote regions and was focussed particularly on the overseas markets.

A report published in 1988 claimed that the eastern province held the highest number of marijuana users. The Highland area however attracted more foreign customers due to the high-quality marijuana it was producing.

More and more cannabis plantations started springing up in the mid-1980s as cultivating the crop earned farmers and the cartels immense profits. Marijuana cultivation in the highlands was only surpassed by coffee cultivation.

Estimates suggest the first crops ensured that an extra $230 million began to circulate in Oceania in the form of employment, bribery, and consumption. To evade capture and prosecution, marijuana was and still is smuggled outside Oceania in small boats and small planes.

The Hidden Economy
Due to the illegality of marijuana growing, trade and use, the substance today forms part of the underground economy. Today, it is not possible to obtain the actual figures that cannabis reaches in Oceania.

The drug is illegal, and this means that it remains untaxed, and the region doesn’t profit from the overall growth and use of the crop.

The community in Oceania is however not pleased with the extensive use of the draconian colonial law that prohibited the growth and use of cannabis in Oceania.

Oceania's growing interest in weed

Appreciating nature

Should the authorities be wise and legalize marijuana, the national consumption of cannabis would provide an instant and important boost to the  economy, through taxes collected from its legalization.

There is a group of people emerging and claiming that there is social injustice being done in Oceania; they claim that most government officials do not want marijuana to be legalized.

These officials are concerned that legalization would lessen the consumption of other legal substances such as alcohol and cigarettes. The economic impact of cannabis is being held back by vested interests.

Failure to legalize cannabis in Oceania means that cartels operate incognito and end up profiting from the trade. The legal use of cannabis could turn black money into beneficial social projects.

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Medical Marijuana: Legalities & Health Condition Uses

Medical Marijuana: Legalities & Health Condition Uses

Maryjane standouts amongst the most valuable and dynamic substances known today. Therapeutic Cannabis alludes to the utilization of the medication cannabis as a doctor prescribed natural treatment, most outstandingly as an antiemetic. Cannabis has been utilized for restorative purposes for more or less 4,000 years. Works from antiquated India affirm that its psychoactive properties were perceived, and specialists utilized it for a mixed bag of diseases and afflictions. These incorporated an entire host of a gastrointestinal issue, a sleeping disorder, cerebral pains and as an agony reliever every now and again utilized as a part of labor.

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In the 1970s, an engineered rendition of THC, the essential dynamic fixing in cannabis, was integrated to make the medication Marinol.

Because of the forbiddance of cannabis anyway; it’s utilization as a prescription is limited. Even though, late Canadian government enactment have made it more accessible to patients. Patients are presently ready to apply for individual ownership and even a restricted development permit.

Couple of herbs offers a wide mixture of remedial applications like these:

  • Relief of muscle fits
  • Relief of interminable agony
  • Reduction in interlobular weight inside the eye
  • Suppression of queasiness
  • Weight misfortune – build and restore digestion system

Different Uses:

  • AIDS – Marijuana can diminish the queasiness, loss of craving, spewing from the condition itself and the prescriptions also.
  • Glaucoma – Marijuana diminishes the inward eye weight of glaucoma, and in this manner calming the torment and abating or notwithstanding halting the condition.
  • Cancer-Many reactions of the prescription to stop disease can be calm with Marijuana, a few studies propose that Marijuana has a tendency to back off the advancement of a few sorts of a tumor.
  • Multiple Sclerosis – Muscle torment, spasticity, tremors, and shakiness are a portion of the impacts brought on by the sickness that can be alleviated by Marijuana.
  • Epilepsy – in a few patients, epileptic seizures can be avoided with Marijuana utilization.
  • Chronic agony – Marijuana serves to assuage the torment brought on from numerous sorts of wounds and issue.
  • Anxiety, Depression or Obsession – Even however gentle tension is a typical symptom in a few clients, cannabis can raise your mindset and extend the brain

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Numerous fixations or snappy fixes to mental issues can be alleviated by Marijuana also. Numerous individuals eat it in light of the fact that they’re discouraged. On the off chance that the despondency is dealt with, the fixation on eating ought to be gone also.

Any of these phycological conditions can be dealt with by a specialist; weed ought to be an option treatment, utilized as a part of conjunction with psychiatric treatment.

Physical Addictions – There have been affirmations from sedative clients that report a facilitating of dependence desires. Some cannabinoids in cannabis are accepted to have comparable impacts as ibogaine, a drug used to treat heroin dependence.

The cannabinoids in Marijuana mirror the recuperating impacts of an actually happening compound in the cerebrum called Anandamide.

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