The sky is the limit right now for just how big this industry can get. That industry is going to need a lot of workers and entrepreneurs, and the potential for a lucrative career in the cannabis industry is higher than it has ever been before. People that sit on the fence and wait it out are going to miss out on a lot of opportunities. Those that get in now and thrive will be rewarded handsomely in the future.
But getting into the cannabis industry is not easy. Simply getting one’s foot in the door is not enough even when it’s possible. If you are trying to get into the marijuana industry, you need to do it in the right way, whether it’s finding the right company to work for, or starting your own. There’s a guy out there that has been helping people do just that for many, many years now. His name is Robert Calkin, and he runs a company called the Cannabis Career Institute. Below is a brief description of the company, which I think shows just how knowledgeable it’s founder (Robert Calkin) is:
Cannabis Career Institute is an innovator in the field of marijuana schools. We originated in March of 2009, following on the heels of and continuing the tradition of Oaksterdam University, the most successful marijuana school in the world. With more of a focus on business technique, Cannabis Career Institute has set the trend by creating a step-by-step method of doing business and providing it on a silver platter for students! The guidelines for how to create, brand and market a collective are all presented here along with options on what to do first based on your timeline and budget. The goal of this marijuana school is empower the students by giving them the information they need to succeed in the world of cannabis. Whether they want to start their own medical marijuana delivery service, their own medical marijuana dispensary, their own medical marijuana edibles operation, their own medical marijuana grow-room or even their own medical marijuana school. Marijuana schools are popping up everywhere. However, they fail to recognize the fact that not only do you have to provide more than just general information about medical marijuana, you must present it in a way that is credible.Most marijuana schools do not have a staff that has a lifetime of experience in each field: Delivery, Dispensary Management, Law, Marketing and Advertising, Marijuana Cultivation and Cooking. Cannabis Career Institute does. Many marijuana schools were created by people who have absolutely no background in the cannabis business at all! Cannabis Career Institute has trained many of the people who have now started these schools! We are proud to have provided this training and information to many of these marijuana schools. However, make sure to check about the backgrounds of the owners of some of these marijuana schools as it may save you a bit of time and money! Cannabis Career Institute’s definition of a marijuana school is one that provides a formula for success for its students. Their network of contacts is an invaluable support system that gives the students the ability to make informed choices about their business. Having the team there to answer their questions as they progress with the creation of their business is also something other marijuana schools don’t offer. When a student leaves CCI they will have a list of things to do and the confidence to accomplish those tasks. Cannabis Career Institute believes that knowledge is empowerment. Unlike most “marijuana schools” CCI encourages their students to succeed by showing them the full picture and letting them decide how to create their business. Cannabis Career Institute believes that by achieving your goals, “your success is our success”.
Robert Calkin has more than 25 years of experience in the cannabis industry. Robert has helped create numerous marijuana businesses that are successful today. He is a delivery service expert and is sought after for training throughout the cannabis industry. He created Green Dot Delivery Service in Los Angeles in 1988, and that same year he was one of the original members of the American Hemp Council with Chris Conrad and Jack Herer.
Robert is the author of Starting Your Own Medical Marijuana Delivery Service: The Mobile Caregiver’s Handbook, a bestseller in the cannabis industry. He has been a consultant on the TV show “Weeds” and is the professor of “Delivery 102″ at Oaksterdam University (Oakland, Calif.), which uses his book in its curriculum.
Robert is going to be speaking at the upcoming Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in New York City. He will be leading a discussion on cannabis careers on Wednesday June 17th. He will be joined at the event by many, many other world class speakers including one of my absolute top heroes of all time Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance.