Hundreds Attend Yolo County’s First Cannabis Job Fair

Hundreds of men and women flocked to the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge in Yolo County earlier this month on a quest to jumpstart their careers. But it wasn’t engineering or HR jobs they were pursuing. All 350 attendees specifically wanted a piece of California’s expanding cannabis pie.

Nearly two dozen employers and advocacy groups were at the cannabis job fair, eager to hire. Legalization advocates said it was proof of marijuana’s incredible economic potential, even for the common man.

“If we can help in that and provide jobs and give back through taxation and through fees, what an amazing opportunity to show that this industry is real,” said Lorne Silverstein with the Yolo Cannabis Coalition.

One attendee expressed his own shock and excitement that such an event was even taking place in Yolo County.

“I never thought this would happen in Yolo county,” the man said, adding he felt proud to live there.

Read more about the recent cannabis job fair in Yolo County here



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