By Hemp Temps - November 8, 2019
Getting started in the cannabis industry in Colorado can be confusing! There are many rules and regulations, unlike other legal states. The Colorado Department of Revenue says this regarding the strict cannabis regulations in Colorado, "The Marijuana industry in Colorado is one of the most scrutinized businesses in the state, because Colorado citizens want the industry and everyone involved in it free from even the hint of any corruption or deceit. That's why we take our regulation of the industry very seriously, including the issuance of licenses."
To prevent corruption and deceit, people who want to work with weed in Colorado must obtain a MED Occupational License. This license allows the person to work inside licensed Medical and Retail Cannabis facilities and/or for vendors that provide services to licensed businesses.
The MED Occupational License comes with a Key or Support Badge, which is proof you're allowed to work with THC in Colorado. You must have this badge on you, and it must be visible at all times while you work with weed. MED officials stop by to licensed facilities like grows and dispensaries to make sure businesses are following the rules. The badge quickly shows MED Officials that employees have their MED Occupational License and that they're allowed to work with cannabis. There are two types of licenses/badges to choose from:
The application fee is $250
The application fee is $75
If MED Officials find that an employee of a cannabis business is not following the rules, there can be real consequences. Many hiring managers ask candidates to show proof of their MED Badge before they can even land an interview! At Hemp Temps, we ask that you have your MED Badge before applying. So how can a cannabis industry hopefull get their MED Occupational License? Just follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Make sure you qualify!
Before you apply, make sure you qualify. You could spend $75-$250 on the application to find out it was denied. The rules are relatively strict, so be sure that can prove these things:
If you're new to Colorado and don't have a driver's license yet, get one! You must have a Colorado state-issued ID, because, without one, your MED Occupational License application will be considered incomplete, and they will not process it. A US Passport does not count, nor does an ID from another state. Getting an ID is as easy as walking into your local DMV, but be sure to have all the identification requirements needed to prove you're currently living in Colorado.
Step 2: Complete your application
Now that you've determined you're qualified, you can go ahead and start filling out the paperwork! You can download the application here.
Right now, the application is 12 pages long. It's relatively easy to fill out, especially if you don't have any arrests to disclose, which means you only have ten pages (you still need to sign and date each page and write N/A where applicable). A previous MED requirement was to get your application notarized, but as of the writing of this blog post, you don't need it notarized. Awesome! One less step for you!
If you have arrests to disclose, be sure to list them all. Your application will not necessarily be denied if you've been arrested, but it may be denied if you fail to disclose an arrest (unless it was sealed or expunged).
After filling everything out, look it over carefully; double-check that you've signed and dated every page, filled in every line, and check-marked where needed. Be sure that you've filled your application out honestly. The MED does a background check, and they will find irregularities.
Step 3: Schedule an appointment at one of the MED offices
To get your MED Occupational License application processed, you must make an appointment with one of the four MED offices in Colorado to submit it. They also get your fingerprints and take a photo for your badge during this appointment. MED offices are spread out to different populated areas of Colorado to meet the demand for licensees. Despite multiple locations, there is usually a wait, so make an appointment right away! To make an appointment, send an e-mail to one of the following:
A brief e-mail that says you'd like to make an appointment for the soonest opening is fine. If they respond with an exceptionally long wait (wait times vary throughout the year), you can ask them to put you on a cancellation notification list. You can also e-mail all four locations to see which has the soonest opening. Grand Junction typically has less of a wait, but it would be a road trip if you're living in the Denver area!
When the time comes, don't be late! Many people may have the same appointment time as you, and the order in which they receive people is the order in which people came. Bring a print out of your completed application and bring any legal documentation needed to prove you qualify for the license. You'll also need your Colorado Drivers License or Colorado ID. Finally, don't forget a form of payment, and remember that if you're paying cash, you can only do so at the Lakewood office, and it must be exact change.
Step 4: Get your badge and start applying!
If your application is approved, you'll receive your MED Badge in the mail a few days later. Finally, you can start working with weed! Apply to work at Hemp Temps today! We don't require you to have any previous cannabis experience because we'll train you for success. We'll schedule you to a variety of jobs at different locations, so you'll gain a ton of experience. Watch this video to learn more about what it's like to work at Hemp Temps.
By Hemp Temps - October 25, 2019
As Colorado and Oklahoma's best cannabis temp agency, we proudly offer a fantastic program called Temp to Perm. This program is for both temps and clients to participate. There are plenty of reasons why one would want to participate in this program. Keep reading to find out!
We send employees to your facility on a temp basis, and if you like an employee, you can have them back to your facility full-time for a four-month trial period. At the end of 4 months, the decision to hire the employee full-time is yours.
You might be looking to fill a specific position and don't have the time or resources. What if you spend a ton of time hiring and the new person doesn't work out? As our client, you try different employees until you find a good fit, or we can choose a candidate based on the job description. Once the decision is made on which to temp to perm, we'll get the program started.
Another reason you may find the Temp to Perm program handy is that you could have one of our hard-working Hemp Temps at your facility on a temp basis. You may notice they're getting the job done efficiently, and they're meshing well with the rest of your staff. This person may benefit your team full-time. You can let us know and we'll get the program started!
The four-month trial period is designed to help ascertain if the specific employee is right to hire. It's a straightforward process, and all payroll and other services we provide will continue during the four months. If the employee does well, and you decide to hire them, then they'll no longer be an employee of ours. You'll take on all payroll and other responsibilities for your new hire.
You're always going to different job sites. You see many diverse workplaces, and you may find you like some jobs more than others. If you find a specific facility you enjoy, this could be your opportunity to work there full-time. Let us know if you enjoy working at a particular facility because we can discuss the Temp to Perm program with our client. They may be looking to fill a position you're aiming for! Don't miss your chance; be sure to contact us right away to start the Temp to Perm program!
Once the Temp to Perm program has started, you'll go to that specific job daily, and no other job. You must put your best foot forward during the 4-month trial period because, after four months, the client has the decision to hire you or not. If the client is happy, then you'll no longer work for us, but you'll be a full-time hire at your new cannabis dream job!
Wondering how you can get the Temp to Perm program started? Contact us!
By Hemp Temps - October 4, 2019
There's a massive demand in Oklahoma for trimmers, harvesters, packagers, extractors, kitchen aids, and budtenders for the hemp and marijuana industry. For some, this could be a fresh start in a rewarding new career. However, with the lack of appropriate information out there, many people are asking us, "How can I work with weed in Oklahoma?" While it may seem like a straightforward question, it's relatively tricky to find the correct information. We decided to write a full blog about how you can quickly get started at the job of your dreams.
So what do you need to get started? Check out this list:
Oklahoma is relatively relaxed with their regulations. For instance, in Colorado, one must obtain a MED Support or Key Badge. Those that have this badge must wear it at all times while working with cannabis. We're taking this idea and running with it! For Oklahomans, every person hired by us will get a Hemp Temps lanyard and a Support or Manager "Badge" from CBadge.com. We'll ask that you to wear these while working with cannabis at all times (and they must be visible) to easily show our clients you've obtained a background check and that you're legally allowed to work there. Plus, it'll show who you work for, and you can represent us!
At Hemp Temps, we're trying to help people get hired and succeed in this ever-growing industry. It doesn't matter if you have zero experience because we'll train you to feel confident in the work you do. If you already have some experience and/or background check, great! Let's get you a job; submit your resume here.
by Shannon Foreman | Aug 21, 2018
Have you ever dreamed about working in the cannabis industry? This ever-changing industry offers a multitude of positions, with new openings every day. Whether you're MED badged or not, Hemp Temps can help you find the job you want! We are MASS hiring in Colorado for :
We're looking for employees in Boulder, Denver, and Pueblo.
At Hemp Temps, we offer training and full-time or part-time employment. We offer flexible schedules and competitive wages. Come join Colorado’s first and only full-service staffing agency specific to the Marijuana industry! We want you!