The medical cannabis dispensary Valley Wellness is holding a job fair/info session with partners at Raritan Valley Community College.
They are working with Hillview Farms, PremierMD, the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, and Minorities for Medical Marijuana. It will be on Monday, February 13th, from 4-7 pm at Raritan Valley Community College.
The event is a job fair and educational event presenting information on the growing New Jersey cannabis industry. Participation is open to all and free of charge.
Valley Wellness and the Workforce
“We worked hard this year to get Valley Wellness open this past November. Now we’re excited to get into the community to provide information, education, and employment opportunities to area residents,” said Valley Wellness CEO Sarah Trent.
Valley Wellness is New Jersey’s first locally owned and operated medical cannabis dispensary. They are located at 407 US 202 in Raritan Borough in Somerset County.
They will conduct on-site interviews throughout the event for positions in its dispensary. Hillview Farms will collect resumes for hiring later this spring.
Those interested in securing an on-site interview on the day of the event should pre-register. Walk-ins can get interviews as well. Participants should bring their resumes.
Valley Wellness will raffle off two scholarships valued at $500 each to NJ Cannabis Certified students. Their 15-hour 5 module certificate course is taught live via Zoom with Raritan Valley College and seven other New Jersey community colleges. The course is designed for those interested in working within the cannabis industry or anyone looking to learn about cannabis.
New Jersey residents are encouraged to attend the cannabis forum. They can seek job opportunities in the emerging cannabis industry or get information about the medicinal benefits of cannabis.
Trent fostered the education of many cannabis workers prior to opening Valley Wellness.
Many Medical Cannabis Career Fair Supporters
The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board oversees federally and state funded career services in Hunterdon and Somerset County.
They will be at the job fair to answer questions about employment services they provide to Somerset and Hunterdon residents.
Hillview Farms is in Pequannock in Passaic County. They are New Jersey’s first licensed cultivator, owned and operated by native New Jersey farmers. For over 50 years, and three generations, they perfected growing better plants and are now applying that knowledge to cannabis.
Having old family money helps get off the ground in a precarious industry.
By balancing nature and science, they claim to produce the “most consistently flawless 100% organic cannabis flower in New Jersey.”
Considering their legal competition, that might not be too hard.
Michael Hoffman is a leading New Jersey attorney specializing in weed expungement cases. His firm, The Hoffman Center (THC), has led more expungement clinics than any other firm in New Jersey. It can prevent those with past weed convictions from participating in the legal market, as the law has intended.
Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM) is a nonprofit creating a culturally inclusive environment for diversity of thought, experience, and opportunities. M4MM-New Jersey representatives co-State Directors Nichelle Santos and Gaetano Lardieri, along with Membership Chair Jeffrey Booker and Executive Administrative/Research Assistant Anna Rivera, will be on hand to provide information, referrals, and education regarding cannabis legislation, events activities, and initiatives.
Dr. David Boguslavsky leads the medical practice, PremierMD. They specialize in traditional and alternative patient care methods. They are located in Bridgewater in Somerset County. PremierMD will be on hand to explain the benefits of the medical use of weed and will be available to assist in the initial steps needed to obtain an NJ Department of Health Medicinal Marijuana card for those interested.