Medical marijuana dispensaries might offer Nevada job opportunities

Megan Ortiz
This May 14, 2013 file photo shows medical marijuana vials displayed at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif. Medical marijuana dispensaries could provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs as well as patients in Nevada.

 This May 14, 2013 file photo shows medical marijuana vials displayed at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif. Medical marijuana dispensaries could provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs as well as patients in Nevada. / AP file photo

Medical marijuana dispensaries could provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs as well as patients in Nevada, according to the CEO of a business training center who recently held a seminar in Reno.

“Who would have thought you could have a retirement plan or future or pay for your kids’ college with marijuana?” asked Robert Calkin, president and CEO of Cannajobs and a professor at Oaksterdam University in Oakland. “Now, you can.”

Calkin began the Cannabis Career Institute when he learned that many of his students at Oaksterdam weren’t going to class to become activists or learn more about marijuana — but rather to get into the business of the drug.

According to Calkin, people were leaving classes still disappointed because, while they were learning how to grow and work with plants, they weren’t learning the business aspect.

The Cannabis Career Institute has given Calkin the opportunity to create a support group and give detailed instructions on how to operate in the business — legally.

 

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