Cannabis Career Institute Arrives In Chicago September 28 as Part of Their Ten City Tour to Promote Jobs and Business Opportunities in the Growing Cannabis Industry

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Robert Calkin, President and Founder of the Cannabis Career Institute, is poised to take his decades of expertise in this field to the public in what is unquestionably a growth industry within our sluggish economy

As seen on FOX, NBC and CBS among others, the Cannabis Career Institute (CCI) of West Hollywood California has begun a nationwide 10-city tour teaching the opportunities and steps toward business ownership and employment in the Cannabis Industry. Cannabis is an industry that shows promise in the current job market. It is estimated that job openings in the cannabis industry have grown over 3,000 percent since 2005. Cannabis Related Business Ownership has also shown massive growth over the last few years.

18 states plus Washington D.C. have medical cannabis laws and two states have legalized the recreational use of cannabis. During a conference call with state governors on August 29th, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the US Department of Justice would allow the marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington to go into affect. Eight additional states have medical laws pending. This has launched a nationwide conversation about cannabis prohibition as many municipalities, counties and states are raking in cash from taxes and business licensing fees.

Since 2009 CCI has specialized in the business of cannabis, teaching would be entrepreneurs how to navigate the often-murky waters of starting up a cannabis business. CCI presents students with an objective expanse of options with step-by-step instruction on the process of starting a business. Delivery, Dispensary Management, Law, Compliance, Marketing and Advertising, Cultivation, Extracts and Cooking are all discussed in detail providing students with many choices to fit their lifestyle.


ROBERT F. CALKIN is the author of STARTING YOUR OWN MEDICAL MARIJUANA DELIVERY SERVICE: THE MOBILE CAREGIVER'S HANDBOOK. He is a Delivery Service expert, cannabis business consultant and lecturer on the subject of creating cannabis businesses and has been in the cannabis industry for over 30 years. He has helped create literally hundreds of cannabis businesses. He created his own Green Dot delivery service in Los Angeles in 1988. He was a chief organizer of attendees at one of the first Smoke-Ins on the Mall in Washington D.C. in 1976 and the Marijuana March to the White House in 1984. As one of the original members of the American Hemp Council in 1988 with Chris Conrad and Jack Herer, he has always been at the forefront of cannabis advocacy. His band Rude Awakening has done numerous concerts benefitting the legalization of hemp and actively promotes this message on their CDs and promotional materials. He was also asked to be a consultant on the TV show "WEEDS". He is the professor of Delivery 102 at Oaksterdam University and his book is used as their curriculum. He founded Cannabis Career Institute in 2009 and Cannabis State University in 2010 and is President and CEO of both. In 2011, he created Cannajobs, a for the Cannabis industry that has been featured on Drudge Report, the Daily Mail and the New York Times. He is also the host of "Careers In Cannabis" a talk show that features the top names in cannabis business. He has appeared on NBC Nightly News, Varney and Co. and many more.

If you’d like more information or to schedule Robert Calkin for an interview:
CALL (800) 753-2240 or EMAIL: Bob(at)

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