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From security to software, agriculture to transportation, the Marijuana Business Association’s cannabis job fair was unlike any Kevin Donald’s ever attended.
“I would like to understand more about it,” he told one employer at a booth inside a Bellevue hotel.
Donald came all the way from Raleigh for the Marijuana Business Association job fair Saturday. He’s a college professor with a PhD and has never worked with pot.
He’s not even sure what job he wants.
“I don’t know because I don’t know anything about it,” he said. “And that’s the reason I decided about a week or so ago to buy a plane ticket and just fly out here.”
Despite the unknowns, Donald is sure he wants in.
Just under 500 job seekers networked for opportunities. They ranged from the long time unemployed to career cannabis industry insiders.
Thirty employers set up booths offering more than 140 jobs across Washington.
Donald is a cultural anthropologist and plans to research the field while working in it, even though he just got a new teaching position in North Carolina.
“But I’ve already done it,” he said. “This is something that I’ve never done.”
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