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Cannabis Industry Job Statistics by Leafly

The Cannabis Industry Job Report Leafly recently released its annual cannabis industry job report available for anyone who is interested to download and read. Leafly’s report has been created for the last four years in an attempt to gauge just how many jobs the cannabis industry is bringing to the economy. Federal and state job […]

The Organic Hydroponics Debate

Can Hydroponic Growing be Classified as Organic? Most people’s worldviews are shaped by their experiences. Looking to modern gardening, preferences between soil and hydroponic growing has come to create distinct vantage points from which these schools of thought view the world. To this end, there has arisen a sharp divergence in what individuals consider “organic.” […]

Tips for Hiring and Retaining Cannabis Industry Employees

Attracting and Keeping Top Talent in the Cannabis Industry The cannabis industry is always in flux. To illustrate, 2020 has presented its fair share of challenges for both expansion and hiring in the cannabis business. As new markets like Michigan and Illinois see astonishing growth figures, other more established markets like Colorado and California are […]

The Pros and Cons of the Cannabis Industry Unionizing

Bernie Sanders Supports Unionization Bernie Sanders recently tweeted his opinion on the cannabis industry unionizing. The tweet was encouraging employees at Cresco Labs in Joliet, Illinois to vote yes to the union, and it ended with him promising to “lead the fight to double union membership in this country” if he wins the presidency. What […]

How to Find Your Cannabis Dream Job

Tips for Locating Your Cannabis Dream Job As the cannabis business continues to transition from an underground affair to a mainstream industry, it brings its fair share of challenges. Among the most complex changes being undergone in the cannabis industry today have to do with employment. Primarily because, the notion of a legal “cannabis professional” […]

Tips for Successful Resume Writing

M&F Talent Guide to Quality Resume Writing Because the cannabis space is largely marked by instability, it’s invaluable that a job searcher “goes the extra mile” in finding the right career path. For many successful job hunters, this process begins with successful resume writing. With well-researched market knowledge at hand, a candidate can devise a […]

Tips for Hemp Job Searchers

Need Help on Your Hemp Job Search? Looking back at 2019, perhaps no segment of the cannabis industry experienced the sort of growth as seen with the U.S. hemp market. To this end, national legalization led to a boom in new hemp companies, including cultivation, processing, and medical products. Within this flux of new growth, […]

How to talk to Your Doctor About Medical Cannabis

Talking to Your Skeptical Doctor About Medical Cannabis If there is any term that defines the modern cannabis industry, the term would undoubtedly be “change.” This notion applies to the internal workings of business and policy, as well as the perceived image of cannabis in the public eye. Looking to the medical field, legitimate scientific […]

How to Grow Multiple Indoor Crops

Growing Multiple Indoor Crops in a Single Grow Room As indoor gardening continues to progress as both a science and art form, it borrows ideas from a variety of sources. To this end, for eco-minded cultivators, the natural world provides an excellent blueprint to mimic for growing indoor crops. There are some interesting ways in […]

Cannabis Industry Hiring Trends

Cannabis Hiring Criteria in Late 2019 There’s no magic formula guaranteed to land you a job in the cannabis space. There are, however, a few tips to keep in mind when planning your cannabis career move. Pulling from years of experience in cannabis recruiting, we’ve noticed the following cannabis industry hiring trends. Experience in Other […]

Key Skillsets for Hydroponics Industry Professionals

What Makes Hydroponics Industry Professionals Successful? M&F Talent sees the entire modern gardening movement as a single talent pool. This notion includes hydroponics industry professionals, cannabis businesspeople, hemp experts, and horticulture authorities. In other words, we understand that the skillsets needed to successfully grow food crops at a vertical farm are like those needed to […]

What Kind of Cannabis Grower are You?

Indoor, Outdoor, or Greenhouse Cannabis Grower?  As cannabis cultivation is continuously modernized and reinvented, growers have more options than ever when it comes to planning garden operations. Yet, an overabundance of cannabis-centric information on the web today can also leave growers guessing which cultivation practice is best for them: indoor, outdoor, or greenhouse? Opportunities within […]

Seeking Cannabis Employment? Perseverance is Key.

Perseverance in the Cannabis Job Search For job searchers, the cannabis industry presents unique challenges not seen in more traditional lines of work. Many of these trials arise from the fact that legal cannabis employment is brand new. Due to the novelty of the industry, both job searchers and cannabis employers face obstacles in understanding […]

Job Search Guidelines for the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis Industry Job Search Guidelines Regardless of where you are in your cannabis industry job search, a few essential tips can help make it easier. Follow these simple job search guidelines to help you land the perfect cannabis job with less time and stress. We found the following tips most helpful for finding cannabis industry […]

Cannabis Convictions and Cannabis Jobs

Cannabis Convictions and Industry Employment The cannabis industry is at an odd place in history. On the one hand, its evolving legal status means more middle-class Americans can enter into – and slingshot themselves to the top of – the ever-profitable cannabis industry. On the other hand, its evolution from the black market means that […]

4 Types of Cannabis Jobs

Different Types of Cannabis Jobs for You to Consider Cannabis jobs come in many forms. From hydroponic growers to extraction technicians to product sales and more, the industry needs a lot of help. Today, we’ll talk about different types of industry jobs to help you focus your cannabis job search in areas that matter most […]

Landing a Cannabis Sales Job: Selling yourself to Sell Cannabis Products

Looking for a Cannabis Sales Job? Landing your first cannabis sales job is easier than you might think. Thousands of new cannabis businesses are born every year, and those companies need qualified salespeople to move their products. Fortunately, whether you have previous sales experience or not, you can find a cannabis sales job in your […]

Diversity in the Cannabis Industry; Leveling the Employee Playing Field

Taking a Look at Diversity in the Cannabis Workplace Americans are more eager than ever to break into the cannabis industry, and they’re filling every position that comes along with it. Whether they seek the title of Founder/CEO of a brand-new company or a more modest job like entry-level trimmer or edibles manufacturer, there are […]

Best Soft Skills for Cannabis Industry Employment

Unique Character Traits that Cannabis Industry Employers Look For Regardless of your career path, there are some skills you absolutely must have to find cannabis industry employment. Yes, hard skills (job-specific experience and expertise) are important, but it is your soft skills that really speak to your reliability and work ethic. The following are the […]

Jobs in the Cannabis Industry You Had No Idea Existed

Six jobs in the Cannabis Industry You Haven’t Heard Of When people think of cannabis industry jobs, they often imagine growers, processors (trimmers), budtenders (retail sales), and so on. But many different cannabis industry jobs go overlooked by job seekers. Today, we’d like to offer a few suggestions on unique types of cannabis employment. Cannabis […]

The Cannabis Entourage Effect

Have You Ever Heard of the Cannabis Entourage Effect? As our scientific understanding of cannabis continues to expand, it brings with surprising new developments. Of these new advances, studies into the “entourage effect” of cannabis are shaking up our current understanding of medical marijuana. For those who did not know, the term entourage effect is […]

Job Searchers: How Can Cannabis Recruiting Agencies Help?

How Cannabis Recruiting Agencies Can Help with Your Dream Job The cannabis industry is hungry for talented employees. Likewise, countless job seekers are hungry for cannabis employment. Indeed, if you’re a glass-half-full kind of person, this might translate into numerous opportunities in the cannabis space. Conversely, if you’re a glass-half-empty person, you know that there […]

Cannabis Businesses: Why Should You Use a Cannabis Recruiter for Key Employees?

The Value of a Cannabis Recruiter Your cannabis business needs quality employees – people who possess not only the skills required for the position but also those who are passionate about the plant and all of its potential. That’s why to find the best employees for your cannabis jobs; you need more than a standard […]

You Have More Cannabis Industry Experience Than You Think

Common Skill-sets to Translate into Cannabis Industry Experience Even if you’ve never held work in the cannabis industry, you may still be highly qualified for marijuana industry employment. In fact, many standard skill-sets transfer nicely into the cannabis workplace. List these skills on your cannabis resume to highlight your cannabis industry experience. If you require […]

What is Live Resin?

Live Resin: A Fascinating New Cannabis Extract Product The rapid expansion of the legal cannabis industry stimulates vast advancements in technology and processes. Similarly, these evolutions impact different verticals of the industry. Yet, perhaps no facet of the modern cannabis industry has seen the sort of overhauls in methodology and identity as the cannabis extracts […]

How to Nail Your Cannabis Job Interview

Tips on Cannabis Job Interview Success As more businesses join the marijuana movement, the demand for marijuana business employees will continue to grow. Given the vast number of job applicants gunning for the same marijuana jobs, landing that first interview can seem like quite the accomplishment. But don’t celebrate just yet! If you have a […]

Why Cannabis Tech Jobs are the Next Big Thing

Tech: A Rising New Career Path in the Marijuana Business As the recruiters at M&F Talent have seen, the global cannabis market is growing at an unbelievable rate. According to a recent study by Coherent Market Insights, the cannabis industry is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate of almost 25 percent between 2017 […]

New Offerings: Cannabis Career Guidance & Resume Service

New Resume Service Options for Cannabis Job Searchers As one of the leading cannabis recruiting services, M&F Talent takes great pride in offering people cannabis career guidance. Similarly, we enjoy helping cannabis employers locate the top cannabis professionals in the industry. Yet, as we navigate the work week, our recruiters consistently face unique challenges and […]

Cannabis Job Tip of the Month: Working for Hemp Employers

Tips on Working for Hemp Employers   As an industry leading cannabis recruiting agency, Mac & Fulton Talent Partners have an inside look at the challenges faced by job searchers in the cannabis space. To this end, M&F Talent takes great pride in helping individuals understand their place in the cannabis market. M&F Talent has partnered […]

AI & Controlled Environment Agriculture Technology

Artificial Intelligence and CEA Horticulture  As both a process and vocation, Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is intimately entwined with technology. As CEA gets increasingly sophisticated through technological advancements, how these developments will affect horticultural processes, and in turn, world food supplies, remains largely unknown. At the forefront of new frontiers in Controlled Environment Agriculture technology […]

WSJ Interview: Career Guidance & Patience in the Workplace

Balancing Trust, Patience, and Communication in the Workplace An often-overlooked fact about recruiters is the fact that we are excellent resources for career guidance. Similarly, agencies like M&F Talent have a strong grasp of trends in the workplace. These trends often across several age groups and generations. As the cannabis industry continues to transition into […]

Building Your Own Hydroponics System

Tips on Starting Your Own Hydroponics System It is evident that the indoor gardening space has no shortage of innovations in cultivation technology. However, there is always room for the “do-it-yourself” hydro cultivator regarding grow room design. Yet, for many growers, the ease and simplicity of purchasing a pre-fab hydroponics grow system makes perfect sense. […]

Cannabis Job Tip of the Month: Working for Cannabis Ancillary Businesses

 Tips for Working with Cannabis Ancillary Businesses As an industry leading recruiting agency, Mac & Fulton Talent Partners have an inside look at the challenges face by job searchers in the cannabis space. This includes working for both plant touching businesses and cannabis ancillary companies. To this end, M&F Talent takes great pride in helping […]

4 Top High-Tech Tools for Indoor Growing

New High-Tech Ideas for Indoor Growing Looking back just a couple of decades, it’s amazing to see how many technological advancements have arisen with indoor growing. For example, “high-tech tools,” such as digital ballasts, that were once considered “cutting-edge,” are quickly outdated and replaced. Along this line of thought, modern growers are forced to look […]

Cannabis Job Tip of the Month: Working for Hydroponics Product Businesses

M&F Talent Cannabis Career Tip of the Month: Working for Hydroponics Product Businesses   As an industry leading recruiting agency, Mac & Fulton Talent Partners have an inside look at the challenges face by job searchers in the cannabis space. To this end, M&F Talent takes great pride in helping individuals understand their place in […]

The Growth of Urban Farming in the US

The Urban Farming Industry in the United States: Is it Growing? The United States urban agriculture movement can be traditionally defined as “anything but mainstream.” As an industry, urban farming finds its roots in hyper-localized communities looking to produce fresh food within urban centers. It also sees its heritage in the somewhat obscure confines of […]

Cannabis Job Tip of the Month: Working for Plant Touching Businesses

M&F Talent Cannabis Career Tip of the Month: Working for Plant Touching Businesses M&F Talent is partnered Grower’s Network to help aspiring and established cannabis professionals understand the best avenues for success in this exciting new industry. As such, throughout the year, we are offering a “Cannabis Career Tip of the Month” for the readers at […]

Tips for Working With a Cannabis Recruiting Agency

Industry News: February 2019 As an industry leading cannabis recruiting agency, M&F Talent is eager to see what 2019 has in store. Thus far, this year is ramping up to be a monumental year for the cannabis space. Nonetheless, as the industry continues to grow exponentially in both the U.S. and Canada, it brings with it […]

Tips for New Cannabis Growers

Common Mistakes of New Cannabis Growers Cannabis is a relatively easy plant to propagate. The species has managed to thrive in most of the world’s continents without human intervention. Nonetheless, in attempting to learn cannabis cultivation, there are several pitfalls experienced by many novice growers. These mistakes generally come about with issues relating to light, […]

Grow Light Leaks and Sealed Grow Rooms

The Effect of Grow Light Leaks in Sealed Grow Rooms When setting up an indoor gardening operation, growers spend exorbitant time and money in the creation of environments where plant species thrive. For sealed grow room design, this process represents a careful balancing act between temperature, humidity, light, and CO2. However, once an indoor grow […]

Automating Outdoor Cannabis Gardens

Tips for Automating Outdoor Cannabis Gardens for Next Summer  Indoor and outdoor horticulturists both enjoy certain “perks” of their respective practices. These perks are generally interrelated with gardening labor and work environment. For indoor growers, access to inside conveniences such as electricity allows for the use of technologies related to environmental controls, lighting systems, and […]

Supplemental Lighting for Greenhouses

Adding Supplemental Lighting to Greenhouse Grows Once considered two distinct schools of thought in horticulture, the lines between indoor and outdoor cultivation are continuously being blurred. Highly sophisticated, year-round cannabis greenhouse growing operations are at the forefront of this movement. Because, greenhouse gardening implements technologies of indoor growing while still utilizing the energy of the […]

Cannabis Job Tip of the Month: Vetting Cannabis Employers

Cannabis Job Tip for December: Vetting Cannabis Employers M&F Talent is partnered Grower’s Network to help aspiring and established cannabis professionals understand the best avenues for success in this exciting new industry. As such, throughout the year, we are offering a “Cannabis Career Tip of the Month” for the readers at Grower’s Network. Here is what […]

The U.S. Hemp Industry and the 2018 Farm Bill

Industry News December 2018 Happy holidays from the recruitment team at Mac & Fulton Talent Partners! 2018 has been an amazing year for us. We are extremely thankful for the cannabis network that has made this success possible. Looking into 2019 and beyond, M&F Talent is thrilled to continue our place as the most attentive […]

Hemp Based CBD: What’s the Deal?

Demystifying the Legal Status of Hemp Based CBD The cannabis industry in the United States continues to evolve with the passing of novel legislation on a regional basis. As such, it’s nearly impossible to know the complete legal status of marijuana in the country at any given time. Now, add to this complexity the fact […]

Cannabis Job Tip of the Month: Cannabis Cultivation Career Training

Cannabis Job Tip for November: Cannabis Cultivation Career Training  M&F Talent is partnered Grower’s Network to help aspiring and established cannabis professionals understand the best avenues for success in this exciting new industry. As such, throughout the year, we are offering a “Cannabis Career Tip of the Month” for the readers at Grower’s Network. Here is […]

Marijuana Recruiting and the Midterm Elections

Industry News November 2018 The cannabis industry is teaming with excitement in November 2018. The marijuana recruiting team at Mac & Fulton are thrilled to be a part of these groundbreaking times. As the cannabis industry continues to grow into a mainstream business, we are honored to help facilitate cannabis jobs for leading candidates and […]

Cannabis Job Tip of the Month: Work Durations

Cannabis Job Tip for October: Work Durations M&F Talent is partnered Grower’s Network to help aspiring and established cannabis professionals understand the best avenues for success in this exciting new industry. As such, throughout the year, we are offering a “Cannabis Career Tip of the Month” for the readers at Grower’s Network. Here is what we […]

Colorado Cannabis Industry Networking: Sensi Night

Denver, CO Sensi Night: Wednesday November 6, 2018  M&F Talent’s partnership with Sensi Media Group has proved immensely valuable in expanding our network of cannabis professionals. Through both online and print mediums, Sensi has given us the ability to share our brand with the public, in the Colorado cannabis industry and beyond. Moreover, Sensi’s face-to-face […]

Rick Simpson: Problems with Online RSO Scammers

Maximum Yield Cannabis Magazine Interview with Rick Simpson In early summer 2018, the editorial team at Maximum Yield Cannabis Magazine reached out to M&F Talent’s Kent Gruetzmacher. They wanted to talk to Kent about an interview with marijuana advocate Rick Simpson. Kent had written an article for the January 2018 edition of Maximum Yield Cannabis Magazine […]

Cannabis Grow Lighting Plans

Tips for Indoor Growers Cannabis grow lighting is perhaps the most important variable to consider in planning any garden. This notion applies to indoor, greenhouse, and outdoor cultivation operations. However, designing a functional lighting system in controlled environment agriculture can prove quite challenging. Looking specifically to indoor gardening, cultivators must weigh several important variables in cannabis […]

Cannabis Industry Recruitment Challenges

Cannabis Industry Recruitment As the cannabis industry is brand new, recruiters in the cannabis space face a number of challenges not seen in more traditional professions. This is largely because, the marijuana business has little-to-no established workforce. As such, cannabis industry recruitment requires a good deal of creativity in understanding what sort of candidates will thrive […]

Hydroponics Career Segment: HVAC Systems

Cannabis & Hydroponics Recruiting As Mac & Fulton Talent Partners continue to expand as a recruiting business, we learn more about the many different horticulture jobs on the market. Similarly, we have a first-hand view of new hiring trends in the cannabis market. Our horticulture staffing business can’t always facilitate hires for many of the […]

Artificial Substrates and Hydroponics Cultivation

Hydroponics Cultivation Tips The water retention of artificial substrates is an often overlooked, yet important factor, to consider in grow room design. This is a fact in vertical farming and aquaponics operations, as well as cannabis and food production. Modern gardeners choose their cultivation mediums based on several factors. These factors mainly have to do […]

Cannabis Extracts Operations – Green Dot Labs

Maximum Yield i News Article: Colorado Cannabis Extracts Company Green Dot Labs Mac & Fulton’s Kent Gruetzmacher had the opportunity to visit Green Dot Labs in Boulder, CO to interview the cannabis extracts company for Maximum Yield Magazine. Here are the main takeaways from the article and tour of the hydrocarbon extracts facility: Kent’s tour of […]

Cannabis Compliance Jobs – California

California Cannabis Compliance Jobs Times are changing in the California cannabis industry and cannabis compliance jobs are experiencing rapid growth. As the golden state barrels its way into a new era under the auspices of Proposition 64, the free-wheeling, wild-west mentality that marked the genesis of the nation’s cannabis industry are quickly dissipating. These changes […]

Cannabis Industry Networking: Sensi Day July 2018

 Denver / Boulder Sensi Day July 2018 The Value of Cannabis Industry Networking The cannabis industry is entirely comprised of startup businesses. Therefore, as the industry continues to mature and evolve, cannabis startup businesses continue to learn from one another. They also share in their experiences. This knowledge is vital to the continued progress of […]

Horticultural Lighting Tips

Considerations to Make When Designing Horticultural Lighting The indoor gardening industry consistently evolves with the technology that supports it. While advancements in cultivation technology and methodology are doubtlessly exciting, the sheer number of hydroponics products on the market today proves quite intimidating. This vast amount of product choices has profound effects on grow room design. Perhaps […]

Cannabis Grow Room Lighting

Designing Cannabis Grow Room Lighting  The indoor gardening industry evolves with the technology that supports it, especially concerning cannabis grow room design. The advancements in both cultivation technology and methodology are doubtlessly exciting. Yet, the sheer number of hydroponics products on the market today proves quite intimidating. Perhaps no segment of the hydroponics and aquaponics […]

Colorado Cannabis Industry Podcast Lit and Lucid

Lit and Lucid Podcast: Cannabis Writer on Marijuana Careers M&F Talent’s Kent Gruetzmacher had the opportunity to join the team at the cannabis industry podcast Lit and Lucid in March 2018. Lit and Lucid is hosted by some of the brightest professionals in the Denver marijuana business, Jarrod Mason and Lucy Dagnillo. Jarrod is the […]

Critiques on Bloom Boosters for Cannabis Flowering

Bloom Boosters and Cannabis Flowering: Are they Necessary?  For the most part, nutrient companies create and market their products for novice growers. These products are created for ease of use in small-scale, home cannabis gardens. While these branded, “all-inclusive” fertilizer lines are doubtless invaluable for hobbyist growers, the more advanced agronomist is questioning the necessity […]

Controlled Environment Agriculture Recruiting

M&F Talent: Controlled Environment Agriculture Recruiting Mac & Fulton Talent Partners have expanded our services to include controlled environment agriculture recruiting. This unprecedented decision makes us the only staffing agency to specialize in vertical farming and urban agriculture. As such, we are the the industry authorities on horticulture jobs and hydroponics careers. The team at […]

Marijuana Business Employee Perks

M&F Talent / Bloomberg Law Interview: Marijuana Business Employee Perks In early April 2018, the recruiting team at Mac & Fulton Talent Partners were contacted by Bloomberg Law Group. A reporter from this world-famous business media source was curious about marijuana business employee perks. To this end,they reached out to M&F Talent due to our […]

The Relationship of Horticultural LED Lighting and Vertical Farming

Understanding Horticultural LED Lighting With the help of horticultural LED lighting, urban agriculture is gaining mainstream acceptance. A primary cause for this momentum has to do with the spatial constraints of agriculture. To this end, traditional American agriculture utilizes vast acreages of farmland that are generally only usable a portion of the year. Conversely, urban […]

Controlled Environment Agriculture Training

The Value of Controlled Environment Agriculture Training  The modern gardening movement is experiencing radical growth. This progress has led to the genesis of a novel industry that operates under the umbrella term “controlled environment agriculture” or CEA. Within the field of CEA are a number of sub-categories: urban agriculture, vertical farming, indoor gardening, aquaponics, and […]

Marijuana Grower Resumes

How to Write Marijuana Grower Resumes As a leading cannabis recruiting agency, M&F Talent has had the opportunity to watch the cannabis industry evolve and take shape. Times are changing. In decades past, for individuals operating a home-based cannabis cultivation operation, the prospect of including this experience on a resume and subsequent job search has […]

Can Craft Cannabis Survive?

The Place of Craft Cannabis in the 2018 Market “Craft cannabis” is carefully produced with originality, creativity, and zeal – craft flowers are the true representation of the horticulturist turned artist. As such, craft growers infuse a careful balancing act of environmental control, irrigation procedure, and genetic manipulation into their creative processes. They produce exceptional […]

2018 NCIA Seed to Sale Show

NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show: Denver 2018 On February 7th – 8th 2018, The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) held the Seed to Sale Show in Denver Colorado. Many consider the Colorado cannabis industry to be the “epicenter” of the modern cannabis space, due largely to Colorado’s unprecedented leap into the recreational market in 2013. […]

Cannabis Industry Career Fair: CannaCon

Cannabis Industry Career Fair: Seattle CannaCon – February 2018 Mac & Fulton Talent Partners was chosen to host the inaugural cannabis industry career fair at Seattle CannaCon in February 2018. In order to find the best host for their cannabis industry event, the management team at CannaCon carefully assessed several cannabis recruiters before choosing M&F […]

The Urban Agriculture Act

Novel Legislation in the U.S. Urban Agriculture Movement The United States government is poised to officially back urban farming efforts with the proposed Urban Agriculture Act. The term “urban agriculture” has traditionally been used to describe small-scale, grassroots gardening operations that supply niche groups such as local charities and farm-to-table restaurants. Also, urban farming is known […]

Sonoma County Fires and the California Cannabis Industry

The Sonoma Fires and California Cannabis  Perhaps no other region of the United States is as famous for its cannabis production and culture as that of Northern California. This geography ranges south from the tie-dye clad streets of San Francisco northwards to the wild, mountainous sprawls of the Emerald Triangle in Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity […]

Commercial Cannabis Cultivation – Los Suenos Farms

Harvest-Time Insights into Legal Cannabis and Industrial Agriculture Mac & Fulton’s Kent Gruetzmacher had the opportunity to visit Los Suenos Farms in Pueblo, CO to interview the commercial cannabis cultivation company for HydroLife Magazine. Here are the main takeaways from the article and tour of the cultivation operation: Kent’s tour of Los Suenos was facilitated […]

Cannabis Executives – Why They Aren’t Working

Why Your Cannabis Executives Aren’t Working The American cannabis industry is perhaps the most exciting business environment on the planet right now. For many, the new marketplace is described as the “green rush.” This cannabis startup landscape is fertile with new ideas, collaborations, exchanges, ambitions, and excitement. But, make no mistake about it, the cannabis […]

Addressing Air Quality Issues in an Indoor Garden

How to Rectify Air Quality Issues in an Indoor Garden  The primary factors that contribute to the success or failure of an indoor garden are light, grow mediums, nutrients, and air quality. In planning our troubleshooting an indoor garden operation, it is an all-too-common mistake for novice gardeners to focus on the first three elements […]

Wintertime Grow Room Preparation

Seasonal Changes and Grow Room Preparation For a vast majority of indoor growers, the changing of the seasons signifies the time for infrastructural alterations to grow room design.  Most notably, as the fall weather slowly morphs into wintertime cold, indoor gardeners need to make adjustments with their cultivation technology. Namely, this process means slimming down […]

Sterilizing Cannabis Pruning Equipment

The Pros and Cons of Sterilizing Cannabis Pruning Equipment As any knowledgeable agronomist knows, cleanliness in one’s cannabis garden is essential. This notion applies to both indoor and outdoor cultivation operations. By keeping a cultivation area sterile, gardeners preemptively avoid disastrous issues with a variety of plant-based pathogens: bugs, mold, and mildew. While most cultivators […]

What are Cannabis Popcorn Buds?

Cannabis Popcorn Buds Explained  Cannabis plants love light. It is perhaps the most essential ingredient in a successful crop, indoors or outdoors. How and where light (sunlight or artificial) interacts with cannabis greatly affects the overall growth of plants. That being said, available lighting directly dictates the quality and sorts of cannabis flowers which plants […]

Transplanting from Hydroponics Systems to Soil

Tips on Transplanting From Hydroponics Systems into Soil There are a number of reasons as to why cannabis growers are in a position to transplant their plants from hydroponics systems into soil. For starters, hydroponic systems prove quite useful for cloning methods. Most notably of these are mist propagation systems and domed incubation trays featuring […]

All About Sealed Grow Rooms

Tips on Indoor Gardening in Sealed Grow Rooms  One of the most beautiful, and challenging, elements of indoor cultivation is that of the environmental control and manipulation of one’s grow room. While it’s quite evident that outdoor gardeners enjoy the pleasantries of working under blue skies, their crops are still at the mercy of Mother […]

Cannabis Travel and the Hippie Trail

The Legacy of the Hippie Trail  More often than not, customs and rituals form the binding thread between different generations of people within subcultures and social movements. Occasionally, these rituals are forceful enough to cross cultural boundaries as well. In today’s society, wanderers and cannabis advocacy enthusiasts alike can follow a lineage of custom back […]

Grow Tent Design Tips

Guide to Situating Cultivation Equipment in Grow Tents  The use of grow tents for indoor gardening has been on the rise over the years with small-scale, hobby growers. Generally speaking, indoor horticulturalists use cultivation tents because they are easy to set-up, require few materials, and are low-impact on the home in question. Yet, when using […]

Vocational Training for Cannabis Careers

Professional Training for Cannabis Careers The traditional hiring process is largely hinged upon the verifiable education and employment history of a candidate. With little effort, human resource departments can access college transcripts and work references of an applicant. These tools make the practice of “qualifying” potential employees rather routine. Looking to cannabis careers, modern marijuana […]

Greenhouse Cooling Options for the Summertime

Affordable Greenhouse Cooling Options for the Summer Heat There are a variety of reasons as to why outdoor cultivators choose to use greenhouses to grow their favorite crops, such as cannabis. Most of these the reasons are related to privacy and climate control. Moreover, many agriculturalists are choosing to cultivate in greenhouses during the heat […]

Cannabis Branding in 2017

The Ins-and-Outs of Cannabis Branding Following the November 2016 election, 28 states have legal cannabis in one form or another. Moreover, recent studies show that a majority of the U.S. population is in favor of abolishing federal regulation of marijuana. With these unprecedented drug policy changes have come waves of both excitement and trepidation. These […]

Hydro and Hand Watering Combinations

Hand Watering and Hydro Combos for Outdoor Growing Savvy growers know to diversify their approaches to watering and fertilizing outdoor cannabis crops. With this approach, gardeners achieve far more versatility in troubleshooting and dealing with scheduling constraints. For some cannabis growers, this notion means combining techniques of both hydro drip-systems and hand-watering. More specifically, this […]

Cannabis Job Searching Tips

Expert Advice on Cannabis Job Searching For those job searchers out there interested in a career in the cannabis industry, its evident that cannabis job searching can be quite challenging. While the cannabis industry is experiencing rapid growth, individuals are not finding cannabis jobs as easily as one might expect. Looking at the marketplace as a […]

Getting Outdoor Cannabis Plants Outside Early

Tips for Getting Outdoor Cannabis Plants Outside Early As most experienced cannabis growers and horticulture experts are aware, the health and vitality of plants is essential in all stages of growth. Paying attention to every variable will help ensure a bountiful harvest. These notions of plant health are crucially important to maintain during “transitional periods” […]

Hydroponics Cannabis Crop Expenses

Guide to Pricing out a Hydroponics Cannabis Crop Once hydroponics grow rooms are up-and-running, they still require significant amounts of money to function. For the indoor cannabis gardener, the constant use of high-powered lighting, fans, A/C’s, and pumps directly converts into excessive electrical bills. Furthermore, there are a number of more “hidden” expenses within the […]

Hydroponics Water Desalination Techniques

At-Home Desalination Techniques There are some creative way that horticulturists can source hydroponics water for horticulture. The vast amounts of blue water which covers the globe is astounding. As such, the earth is rightly dubbed “the blue planet” due to its vast oceans. However, this terminology falsely alludes to notions of abundance concerning hydroponics water […]

Grow Tents vs Grow Rooms

Weighing the Use of Grow Tents VS. Retrofitted Grow Rooms Looking at cultivation technology and beyond, cannabis growers are faced with a plethora of choices in setting up a new indoor gardening operation. The cornerstone of this planning concerns the infrastructure of the cannabis cultivation operation in question. With this process, there is the important choice between […]

Cannabis Dispensary Guidelines for Newbies

Cannabis Dispensary Guidelines: What You Need to Know for Your First Visit  For many, walking into a cannabis dispensary and legally purchasing marijuana products is still quite intimidating. In 2017, a majority of U.S. states have legal cannabis in one form or another. Nonetheless, the negative stigma surrounding marijuana use is deeply embedded in the […]

Light Deprivation Cannabis Growing

The Fundamentals of Light Deprivation Cannabis Growing The popularity of light deprivation cannabis growing has been on the rise over the past years. There are several reasons why light deprivation has gained such popularity. Yet, they are all entwined with higher quality yields as well as “off-season” harvest times. In light deprivation growing, horticulturalists primarily […]

Wintertime Greenhouse Cannabis Cultivation

Greenhouse Cannabis Cultivation Basics for Wintertime Growing  The financial benefits of utilizing sunlight – as opposed to artificial lighting – in greenhouse cannabis cultivation operations can be staggering. Still, most North American cannabis cultivators opt to move their grow operations indoors during the winter months. As such, they pay exponentially large electrical bills. Nonetheless, for […]

Cannabis Industry Job Market

Current Cannabis Industry Job Market The cannabis industry job market is continuing to mature from infancy to adolescence. This change is set about with political, financial, and geographical influences. Along this line of thought, different geographies of the industry, like the Pennsylvania medical marijuana space, are experiencing the “growing pains” of adolescence. In order to succeed, […]

Indoor Cannabis Growing for the Wintertime

Seasonal Indoor Cannabis Growing Advice Contrary to popular belief, indoor cannabis growing also has its challenges with the changing of the seasons. These challenges occur no matter how well built and insulated growers make their grow room design. As such, the weather and temperature in the outdoors greatly effect these carefully controlled indoor climates. Nonetheless, the […]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Indoor Cannabis Growers

Bad Habits to Break for Indoor Cannabis Growers in 2017  For indoor cannabis growers, it’s easy to fall into patterns of complacency when it comes to general indoor gardening maintenance. Growers easily forget that regular attention to the most remedial of chores can significantly affect size and quality of an indoor grow. Nevertheless, the coming […]

Cannabis Industry Employment: Five Important Employee Attributes

Cannabis Industry Employment Tips  The cannabis market is exploding across the nation. However, those interested in finding cannabis industry employment are faced with a number of challenges. These trials exist largely because of the volatile nature of the cannabis business. To this end, candidates and businesses alike struggle to establish themselves amidst a wash of fluctuating […]

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Cannabis Industry Job Statistics by Leafly

The Cannabis Industry Job Report
Leafly recently released its annual cannabis industry job report available for anyone who is interested to download and read. Leafly’s report has been created for the last four years …

The Organic Hydroponics Debate

Can Hydroponic Growing be Classified as Organic?
Most people’s worldviews are shaped by their experiences. Looking to modern gardening, preferences between soil and hydroponic growing has come to create distinct vantage points from which these schools of thought view the world. …

Tips for Hiring and Retaining Cannabis Industry Employees

Attracting and Keeping Top Talent in the Cannabis Industry
The cannabis industry is always in flux. To illustrate, 2020 has presented its fair share of challenges for both expansion and hiring in the cannabis business. As new markets like Michigan …

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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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