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Hemp Legalized, Jobs to Follow

Hemp Legal President Donald Trump just made hemp legal in all 50 states. The 2018 Farm Bill Trump signed earlier this month allows for hemp cultivation and the transfer of hemp-derived products across state lines for commercial or other purposes. Now that Jeff Sessions, one of the Trump Administration’s biggest opponents to legal marijuana, is no longer the U.S. Attorney General, the Feds have removed all restrictions on the sale, transport, or possession of hemp-derived products produced in a manner consistent with the law. What is Hemp? Hemp and marijuana are both Cannabis plants, but hemp has less than 0.3% of THC, the psychoactive chemical that gets folks high. Marijuana has between 5-35% of THC. Hemp has many industrial uses and can be found in food, clothing, body care products and even automobiles. It’s most important use for now is the extraction of CBD oil – but stay tuned.  Hemp is so versatile it alone will create several new industries. What’s Next? Look for job opportunities to expand exponentially in the CBD market – cosmetics, foodstuffs, drinks, supplements, pharmaceuticals- the list is endless. It’s going to take a little time to grow some hemp and prove certain uses… 

Marijuana Agribusiness is Ramping Up in NY

Agribusiness is Ramping Up for Marijuana in NY New York’s marijuana agribusiness is ramping up for the inevitability of the legalization of recreational marijuana here.   As New York is getting closer to legal marijuana, various industries in NY are getting ready for the major changes legalization will bring.  Many changes are not self-evident.  One change is that there will be more jobs.  In a state that is as hostile to business as any state ever was, marijuana will be bringing jobs to NY in spite of its poor business climate.  People whose career trajectories haven’t formed yet, should seriously think about re-engineering how they think about their careers in light of the magnitude of the changes legalization will bring.  There are marijuana training certificate programs available for a very affordable price that will be indispensable (pun intended) to your resume if you want to get into marijuana growing, product manufacture, dispensing and selling marijuana.  There are lots of ancillary job impacts too.  Agribusiness is the obvious one but how about real estate sales?  The Riverhead News reports that large tracts of agricultural land are being snatched up on Long Island’s agriculture-heavy North Fork by venture capitalists speculating on the…