Combining social justice and medical marijuana, this hemp company wants to hire growers with marijuana convictions.
People with marijuana convictions on their record often have a difficult time finding gainful employment. Sure, a number of states have legalized marijuana.
But pot offenders are often treated like pariahs when looking for work. It is for this reason that one hemp company wants to hire growers with marijuana convictions.
The goal is to put their felonious talents to work in the legitimate medical marijuana industry.
Marijuana Convicts to Work in Medical Marijuana
Hikurangi Hemp will hire workers with drug convictions. The company, which recently signed a deal to produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabis for Seattle-based Rhizo Science, says it only makes sense to employ those with experience growing marijuana.
Some of these workers will undoubtedly have pot-related blemishes on their criminal record. But Hikurangi Hemp considers this a feather in its cap.
“We’re pushing for people who have convictions for growing or supplying drugs, who are…