Working in the cannabis industry is a dream for many. The good news is as legalization continues, more opportunities are opening up to help make this dream a reality. Cura Cannabis Solutions (Cura), one of the largest cannabis companies in the world, is hiring. And they have just announced that they have just announced a company-wide minimum wage increase.
Cura, the makers of the Select Oil and Select CBD brands, has seen unprecedented growth since its launch in 2015. Subsequently, they need more people to join their team in Oregon, California, Arizona and Nevada.
They are currently hiring for senior management and executive level positions across all departments, including marketing, finance, sales and more. The majority of these positions will be based in their Portland, Oregon headquarters.
President and Chief Executive Officer Cameron Forni credits the company’s success on their carefully curated team.
“One of the most exciting elements of Cura is that we continue to hire the most incredible people,” said Forni. “It is those incredible people from diverse backgrounds, genders, and ethnicities that are helping the Select brand establish itself as an integral part of the future of cannabis.”
As with most industries, some companies are better to work for than others. Recently named as one of Oregon Business Magazine’s Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon, Cura offers employees benefits like comprehensive healthcare and generous vacation policy.
Additionally, from November 1, Cura increased their minimum wage to $14/hr — almost twice the federal minimum wage, and 30 percent higher than the minimum wage in Oregon.
The increases in wages has been a huge hit with the Cura employees. “We’ve had a great response at every level,” said Forni. “It feels good for our managers to be able to hire new employees at higher wages, and our staff have also responded well to the increase in pay.”
The company’s key motivator for increasing wages was to focus on building up and supporting their team. “We’ve grown quickly and scaled fast, and none of that would be possible without the support of more than 500 people and growing, all who have worked incredibly hard and made big sacrifices at the early stages of this industry,” said Forni.
Cura’s intention is to help raise standards in the cannabis industry, and Forni believes employer standards are a huge part of that.
“If you want the best people, you have to take care of them and show them that you know that they’re the best,” said Forni. “The world’s leading brands weren’t built by one person, they were built by a team of incredible thinkers.
Cura celebrates diversity of thought, race, gender and background, acknowledging the need for the cannabis industry to raise and exceed conditions for all workers.
“Right now, the cannabis industry is at a critical point where we truly need the world’s greatest thinkers working together to find solutions to problems that have never been solved before,” said Forni.
“We hope that this decision signifies to the entire industry that now is the time to raise standards of employment across the board. That means health insurance, benefits, higher wages, better working conditions and values-based environments.
“We’re incredibly proud of everything that we’re working on in these areas.”
If you’re interested in applying, visit their website.
Stuff & Puff Berner’s New Cali Pre-Roll
Cannabis mogul Berber is about to drop the latest must-have pre-roll paper from his premium rolling paper brand, Vibes. A new alternative to the traditional cone, The Cali is a cylindrical pre-roll tube that’s been designed for optimum airflow for the optimal smoking experience.
In a press release, the Bay Area rapper says that he’s been rolling for over 20 years, and that over that time, he was constantly told by friends that they would smoke joints over blunts if they could roll them. So he and Vibes co-founders Greenlane developed this innovative alternative.
“As passionate smokers, and connoisseurs, we are gonna continue to focus on quality papers and products that consumers are missing, such as The Cali,” said Berner in a press release.
“All you have to do is stuff and puff with The Cali.”
The Cali is dedicated to those of us who like a big-smoke experience. We found the papers to burn very evenly and smoothly. They are also easy to extinguish and relight, and even burn evenly in areas where I packed too tightly or too loose (deliberately, before y’all start commenting).
Plus, The Cali pre-rolls are massive, so make sure you have plenty of herb on hand for your next session to fully enjoy the experience either with your homies or when you’re chilling alone.
The Cali is offered in three sizes — one, two, and three gram — across all four signature Vibes paper collections: Ultra Thin, Rice, Hemp, and Organic Hemp
Look for Vibes papers at your local retailer nationwide.
Psychonauts Celebrate Magic Mushroom Day
September 20 is Magic Mushroom Day. Similarly to stoners celebrating 4/20 and 7/10, and LSD enthusiasts celebrating 4/19, entheogenic communities around the world celebrate the psychedelic renaissance on 9/20.
The concept was coined in 2015 when Nicholas Reville, a mushroom advocate from Providence, Rhode Island, declared September 20 as an “educational day of action,” apparently citing the spirit of 4/20 as an opportunity to talk about psilocybin reform, regulations and, of course, rejoice in the magic of psychedelics.
“9/20 was chosen because it is at the beginning of autumn, when mushrooms are most plentiful; because it is close to the equinox, representing a change in direction; and because it echoes 4/20 and the successful movement for marijuana decriminalization and legalization,” said Reville in an interview with Rolling Stone.
Magic Mushrooms: The Next “Green” Wave?
Interest around the benefits and effects of psilocybin, the main active ingredient in magic mushrooms, has been steadily growing over the last number of years, with legalization closely following.
At the last election in 2020, Oregon became the first state to legalize psilocybin with Measure 109 for mental health treatment in supervised settings.
At the same time, the District of Columbia decriminalize the use of magic mushrooms and other psychedelic substances with the passage of Initiative 81.
Peep the Pepsi x Dapper Dan Football Watching Capsule Collection
Pepsi has partnered with Harlem-based designer and streetwear legend, Dapper Dan, to create The Pepsi x Dapper Dan Football Watching Capsule Collection.
As part of the Pepsi “Made for Football Watching” NFL campaign, the iconic collaboration brings the football fan apparel game to the next level with this limited-edition capsule collection created for fans to show up in style, no matter where they’re watching.
The Pepsi x Dapper Dan Football Watching Capsule Collection features fashion-forward football-watching pieces including a lounger, hoodie, bucket hat, and custom-patterned Pepsi can to ensure fans are fitted and geared up for every touchdown, sack and fumble.