The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) U.S. cannabis industry jobs could reach nearly 300,000, according to new figures from the 2020 Marijuana Business Factbook. Published by Marijuana Business Daily, a trade publication covering the cannabis industry, the Factbook includes information on industry trends as well as financial and operational data for cultivators, manufacturers and retailers.
In a continued effort to conserve cash, Canada’s Canopy Growth Corporation is trimming back its operations via the closure of several international locations. In a press release issued last Thursday, the vertically-integrated cannabis firm said it would shutter an indoor cultivation facility in Canada and halt hemp farming at a 1,000-acre site in Springfield, New York.
In a drastic attempt to lower costs and boost profitability, embattled multi-state marijuana company MedMen will lay off 190 employees and sell its stake in a cannabis real estate investment trust (REIT), among other right-sizing maneuvers.