Cannabis Recruiting

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Cannabis Staffing Agency

Since founding our cannabis staffing firm, M&F Talent has watched the cannabis industry flourish. We have also seen marijuana careers evolve and take shape. Moreover, our commentary and procedures helped define the hiring criteria of today’s cannabis industry leaders. In fact, M&F Talent is continually engaging with both clients and candidates in the development of new standards and measures that shape increasingly sophisticated marijuana careers.

M&F Talent is consistently pushing to understand the complexities of the cannabis industry. This approach is the only way to make sound hiring recommendations in a novel, volatile marketplace. As such, our cannabis staffing firm maintains more than a level of excellence with our operations. We pride ourselves on pushing the entire marijuana industry forward towards professionalism.

M&F Talent draws inspiration from traditional search agencies and contemporary cannabis industry consulting firms. Therefore, we combine a steadfast business understanding with innovation for new market growth. For starters, “by focusing on the basics” with organization, communication, and follow-through, M&F Talent brings a traditional business sense to the cannabis industry. With this approach, we are building our reputation as a trustworthy partner. Secondly, our cannabis staffing team consistently strives to understand the nuances of this ever-evolving industry. As a result, our market research continuously spurs innovation with both internal and external operations.

M&F Talent’s experience with technical recruiting is “one of a kind” in the cannabis industry. Therefore, while we are well-suited to facilitate hires in C-level, sales, and managerial capacities, technical placements are one of our defining characteristics. As such, M&F Talent has become the “go-to” recruiting service for specialized searches relating to cultivation, chemistry, compliance, logistics, and more.

Sourcing Talent Through Cannabis Staffing

M&F Talent takes a holistic approach to the recruiting and hiring of both plant-touching businesses and cannabis ancillaries. As the cannabis industry has little-to-no established workforce – whether at dispensaries or cultivation operations – we use both critical and custom approaches to source leading talent.

Unlike most cannabis staffing agencies, M&F Talent utilizes a talent pool that extends far beyond dispensary and cultivation operations. Specifically, our service offerings span across cannabis, hydroponics, and horticulture fields. With this innovative approach, we have “blurred the lines” of candidate sourcing for the cannabis industry by locating well-educated, seasoned talent from traditional horticultural markets.

M&F Talent’s cannabis staffing operations include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivation Operations
  • Cannabis Dispensaries
  • Software & Technology Companies
  • Cannabis Ancillaries
  • Processing & Packaging Businesses
  • Extraction Companies (and other plant-touching businesses)
  • Laboratory & Testing Facilities

M&F Talent has a vast network of qualified professionals for our cannabis industry clients. We source candidates from both “inside” and “outside” of the industry. Our approach depends on the complexity of the search, as well as the demands of the position in question.

While M&F Talent enjoys employing individuals in all facets of the cannabis industry, a significant focus of our cannabis staffing operations is with technical hires. To this end, we are the only cannabis staffing agency that focuses on technical placements like Tissue Culture Scientists, Organic Chemists, and Plant Geneticists.

If you are an applicant interested in pursuing a cannabis career with M&F Talent or want to see who is hiring, please check out our Jobs Section.

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Cannabis Staffing Search & Hire Examples

As one of the most established recruiting companies in the cannabis industry, M&F Talent has conducted an array of searches over the years. Excitingly, as we learn about new candidates in new locations, our network continues to grow stronger and wiser. Therefore, whether you are interested in hiring for your business or finding a career, please have a look at these noteworthy M&F Talent search and hire examples:

Executive Leadership

M&F Talent has worked on several executive positions for cannabis clients. These searches include VP of Sales, Director of Cultivation, VP of Retail Operations, Laboratory Director, COO, and CFO. In addition to our search for C-Suite candidates, we continuously nurture our relationships with past clients. That’s because M&F Talent knows that executive search requires an intimate understanding of a candidate’s skills, goals, as well as career projection.marijuana careers, cannabis industry, hiring

Cannabis Salespeople

One of our primary focuses as a cannabis staffing company is on cannabis salespeople. To this end, we have sourced sales teams for clients throughout the United States. Because cannabis is a heavily regulated industry, and each market has unique compliance requirements, sales in the industry is a challenging proposition. As such, our sales network reflects talented Salespeople who are knowledgeable about hyper-localized cannabis markets.

Laboratory Professionals 

As the premier technical recruiting service in the cannabis space, M&F Talent works extensively on job searches for laboratory roles. We with both cannabis extraction operations as well as cannabis testing labs. As such, Laboratory Professionals with backgrounds in drug formulation, organic chemistry, food testing, and plant extractions fill our database. Similarly, our laboratory candidates generally have formal chemistry education, including BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from leading universities.marijuana careers, cannabis industry, hiring

Cannabis Cultivation Teams

We are the only recruiting agency that unifies cannabis, hydroponics, hemp, and horticulture into a single talent pool. We understand the demand for expertise in these fields. As such, we only work with cultivation candidates that are leaders in their area. To this end, M&F Talent cultivation teams are experts on cannabis plant biology, as well as controlled environment agriculture (CEA) systems and methods. Moving forward, these Horticulture Professionals will be essential in devising practices to ensure efficiency, profitability, and productivity in cannabis cultivation.

Cannabis Compliance Professionals

As a cannabis staffing agency, we have sourced leaders in cannabis compliance for clients across the United States. In conducting these searches, M&F Talent has seen the many challenges our clients face regarding compliance in this volatile industry. Therefore, our professional network of cannabis talent extends into those fields directly applicable to compliance in specific markets such as the “Illinois pharmaceutical industry.” What’s more, many of our candidates have connections with government employees and liaisons in their particular locales.

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As the cannabis industry grows increasingly competitive, only the most efficient businesses will survive in the long term. To this end, leading Operations Managers in the cannabis industry understand a company’s operational ROI down to the penny. Over the years, M&F Talent has developed a dedicated network of operations professionals with mastery over Information Technology, Standard Operating Procedures, and Logistics Management. In the end, it is these operations managers that will help define the future of marijuana careers.

If you are a business interested in speaking with M&F Talent about your next cannabis industry hire, please inquire at

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Our Mission

At M&F Talent, we know that the cannabis, hydroponics, and horticulture industries are defined by the outstanding people and best practices that make these markets thrive. As such, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, and communication in our recruiting practice.

M&F Talent’s mission is to cultivate professionalism across cannabis, hydroponics, and horticulture by instilling our values within our network. Moving forward, and in union with our clients, candidates, and peers, we will help lay the foundation for industry growth and success.

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