Boston Goes Green With Marijuana School

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CCI comes to the Boston Hilton at Logan Airport January 5th, 2013

"People need medical marijuana and there are hundreds of thousands of careers to be made out of this industry. No matter what your profession is, there is a place for you." - Robert Calkin, CCI

Cannabis Career Institute, America's first and premiere marijuana business seminar is coming to the Boston Hilton at Logan Airport January 5th, 2013. Hosted by Cannajobs, this important event will offer people on the East Coast their first glimpse at marijuana marketing, business plans, corporations and tax structures. CCI specializes in providing a how-to guide on a silver platter for excited potential canna-preneurs. Their seminars focus not only on how to start your own medical marijuana business, but how to grow medical marijuana commercially and privately. Creating edibles and concentrates for patients is also covered. Those who may not want to start their own business will learn how to become a patient, how to qualify for a "bud tending" position, how to identify strains and will receive a Certificate of Completion afterward which will help them gain employment in the field. A plan of action is created specifically for the attendee: whether it is a grow operation, a dispensary, a delivery service for homebound and terminally ill patients, or an edibles kitchen, CCI will help them right then and there by introducing them to the people they need to do the things they can't do themselves (doctors, lawyers, accountants, insurance agents, website designers, etc.) customizing a step-by-step checklist for them based on their personal timeline and budget.

Robert Calkin, founder of CCI and medical marijuana jobs site, has seen his share of setbacks in the medical marijuana industry. For more than 30 years, he has battled the overwhelming politics involved with creating and growing medical marijuana businesses. Today he remains confident that the current political smoke will clear, making room for more employment opportunities and economic growth.

“For every step forward we take, we are faced with challenges that force us two steps back. Every movement had set backs,” said Calkin. “People need medical marijuana and there are hundreds of thousands of careers to be made out of this industry. No matter what your profession is, there is a place for you.”

Earlier this year, Calkin helped form the Med Can Research Group, made up of scientists, anthropologists, journalists and ethnographers studying the economic and social impact medical marijuana dispensaries have on their communities.

“The impact that dispensaries have on local businesses, residents, markets and public safety has not been fully documented, so the policies that govern them continue to be based on ideological arguments, subjective criteria, and hypotheticals, rather than on empirical evidence,” said Calkin. “The Med Can Research Group hopes to dispel any myths about this topic with our research efforts.”

Calkin’s storied legacy in the cannabis industry began in 1976 when he and fellow activists staged a “smoke in” in The Mall in Washington, DC , where so many other cultural revolutions have broken ground. It was that act of protest that sparked Calkin’s lifelong mission to bring cannabis away from black market trade and into a mainstream industry.

As one of the original members of the American Hemp Council in 1988 with Chris Conrad and Jack Herer, Calkin’s activism and entrepreneurial spirit led him to begin creating jobs in the medical marijuana industry. Also in 1988, he opened his own delivery service that is still operating today; Green Dot LA.

Since then, he has gone on to become the face of medical marijuana jobs. He founded the Cannabis Career Institute in 2009 and Cannabis State University in 2010. He has also written curriculums for Oakland’s Oaksterdam University, which was the basis for his 2008 cannabis entrepreneurship bible “Starting Your Own Medical Marijuana Delivery Service: The Mobile Caregiver’s Handbook.”

In 2011, Calkin created the industry’s leading job listing and business development resource, the most comprehensive online source for news and information relating to the medical marijuana industry.

“I have helped create and grow literally hundreds of medical marijuana businesses legally,” said Calkin. “I have the knowledge and skills required to do this and my goal is to spread to word to make as many businesses legitimate as possible.”

Calkin will be giving these Boston seminars which provide a pathway for those interested in pursuing a cannabis business career. The first is held Jan 5th from 9am to 7 PM and if those interested can’t make that date, a repeat session will be held March 9th. Register for the seminars at

For more information about Robert Calkin’s consulting services, seminars, delivery services or books, visit, , or

About Cannajobs
Cannajobs is a cannabis jobs resource that provides job seekers and business owners in the medical marijuana industry an online forum to communicate and find employment opportunities, as well as educate themselves about their industry. The company also helps teach people how to find jobs, qualify for jobs and start a lasting career in the medical marijuana field. The website provides a platform for free video conferencing and document sharing. Cannajobs is more than just a posting site; it’s an online community where potential cannabis employees and burgeoning cannabis businesses link up to become more successful than ever before. Apply for jobs online directly through the Cannajobs site.

Cannajobs also has its own social networking component, The Circle, where everyone in the cannabis community can network and share their thoughts on the very latest on job leads, news and hot new products.

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