Medical Marijuana Job Fair Announced for Bay Area West Coast Cannabis Expo

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West Coast Cannabis Expo's first ever cannabis job fair will help put Bay Area residents back to work.

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The West Coast Cannabis Expo (WCCE) is the premier Bay Area medical cannabis lifestyle event.

The beautiful thing about the cannabis plant is that it not only has the ability to heal a multitude of illnesses, it has the power to heal the economy by creating desperately needed jobs.

Inspired by President Barack Obama with his American Job Act, the West Coast Cannabis Expo will be the very first to feature a Job Fair featuring career opportunities in the $1.7 billion legal medical marijuana industry. The event launches this Friday, October 7, and continues through Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the Cow Palace - South Hall located at 2600 Geneva Avenue in Daly City, just south of San Francisco.

The idea came from Cheryl Shuman, Executive Director of Celebrity, Media and Public Relations for KUSH Magazine and Director of Special Projects for the National Cannabis Industry Association.

“Working with KUSH Magazine, I see hundreds of job opportunities. West Coast Cannabis Expo organizers are taking a more serious look by focusing on getting Americans back to work,” said Shuman.

Shuman leads the list of more than 30 top speakers, entrepreneurs, activists and industry leaders participating in the speakers’ program, including Senator Vasconcellos, Stephen DeAngelo of Harborside, Debby Goldsberry, Dale Gieringer and many others.

"The beautiful thing about the cannabis plant is that it not only has the ability to heal a multitude of illnesses, it has the power to heal the economy by creating desperately needed jobs,” said Shuman.

Sponsored by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)—the only national trade association for the cannabis industry—the job fair will feature many local job opportunities within the growing medical cannabis industry.

“Even in the face of a dismal national economy, the legal medical cannabis industry is growing and creating jobs across the country,” said NCIA Executive Director Aaron Smith. “The jobs showcased at this fair represent only the tip of the iceberg of a growing national industry.”

Cannajobs—a NCIA member-business—has been named as the exclusive service to execute the Job Fair Mission at West Coast Cannabis Expo. Cannajobs specializes in working with companies that are looking for employees, affiliates, representatives and salespeople in the medical cannabis field. Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resumes and prepare for on-the-spot interviews.

Cannajobs partners with many companies that are looking to staff employees, affiliates, representatives and sales positions in the cannabis industry. Companies lined up to participate in the Job Fair include: Cannajobs, WeedMaps, Cannamist, Phototron, Versativa, IAMBUD, Jerome Handley Law, Sweet Leaf Collective, Simply Chronic, California Earth Supply, Cannabis Career Institute and many more.

“Cannajobs’ mission is to provide information about how to make the leap into the cannabis industry and match those seeking jobs in the industry with companies that need assistance,” said Robert Calkin, CEO of Cannajobs. “These aren’t just medical marijuana dispensary jobs; there are many attractive options available in this industry, from sales to growing to legal assistance to activism.” is a new online resource for cannabis jobs that aims to fill employment needs in the medical cannabis industry. The site offers free job posting and applications and provides a free video conferencing system that allows online interviews, meetings and file sharing. Cannajobs is also home of The Circle, a free social networking platform where members can create groups for their businesses or interests, join live video conferences, and connect with others in the industry. Circle members can conduct “CannaMeetings” and job interviews using the site’s online videoconferencing technology.

At this event, Cannajobs will provide candidates with an honest assessment of their skill set and experience. They will also teach interested parties how to enter the industry, overcome skill gaps, develop compelling resumes, and make themselves attractive to cannabis employers.

Cannabis career candidates will complete a brief intake form and talk to a Cannajobs career counselor to determine which types of jobs match their preferences, if there are any immediate matches, or if they need additional experience or training to become better qualified for their target career.

Cannabis industry job seekers who attend the expo will have access to the website, where they may post their resumes and query job openings. They will also receive access to a free video conferencing room that they can use to network and promote themselves.

Businesses will be able to sign up with Cannajobs at no charge. They can also initiate free video conferences to promote their goods and services, as well as conduct interviews with prospective employees privately and efficiently.

“Cannajobs offers a valuable public service by offering information and guidance to anyone who wishes to move into the medical marijuana industry,” said Calkin. “After the job fair, job seekers can continue their search for jobs on and interview for positions by using our free video conferencing room called The Circle.”

Medical marijuana companies are urged to contact Cannajobs prior to the event to discuss their current hiring needs. “There is still room for companies in the medical marijuana industry to join the job fair,” said Calkin. “It’s best to contact us in advance, but since this is an informal event, you can also just come by our booth at the show and talk to potential employees,” said Calkin.

The West Coast Cannabis and Music Expo will take place Friday, October 7 from 3 to 9 pm; Saturday, October 8 from 11 am to 9 pm; and Sunday, October 9 from 11 am to 7 pm at the Cow Palace, located at 2600 Geneva Avenue in Daly City. Single-day tickets are available for $23.25, and 3-day passes can be purchased for $45. The event is open to the public, but attendees must have a valid doctor’s recommendation to enter the designated medicating area. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at

Sponsors of the West Coast Cannabis and Music Expo include:, Be Legally Green (BLG), Humboldt Nation Distribution, Bhang Medicinal Chocolates,,, The BISS List, BISS Entertainment,, Beverly Hills Cannabis Club and Elemental Wellness.

About the West Coast Cannabis Expo:
The West Coast Cannabis Expo is a medical cannabis lifestyle event. The premier cannabis event in the Bay Area will present everything from medical cannabis centers, edible manufacturing companies, care givers, evaluation services, and legal services to educational institutes, smoke-ware, clothing, and many other unique cannabis lifestyle products.

The West Coast Cannabis Expo offers a full weekend of educational seminars and presentations by industry leaders, advocates, security agencies, insurance experts and attorneys. Besides the educational seminars, attendees will enjoy live performances throughout the festival.

Hear music from ‘60s classics to blues, southern rock and much more. This is the must-see event for current patients and those interested in learning more about the benefits of medical cannabis.

For Information about the West Coast Cannabis Expo, call 310.993.2762 or visit

About the National Cannabis Industry Association
Founded in December 2010, NCIA is the only trade association working to advance the interests of the cannabis industry on the national stage. NCIA’s mission is to promote the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and to work toward a favorable social, economic and legal environment for that industry in the United States

For Information about NCIA, call (202) 379-4861 or visit

About Cannajobs
Cannajobs is a marijuana 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. 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.

For more information about Cannajobs, call (818) 646-2079 or visit them on the web at


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