US: Career summit promotes cannabis jobs in New York

"This industry is in its infancy, and so many things are possible right now," Tiffany Walters, founder of NYS Cannabis Connect, said. "There's no better time to get into cannabis than right now because in five years when everyone else is starting out, you'll already be an expert."

Hundreds of New Yorkers visited the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Saturday, getting exposed to the array of career opportunities available in the budding industry as part of the Capital Region's first Cannabis Career Summit.

Want to get your hands dirty in growing and 'budtending'? Looking for a job as a packager, tester, or researcher? Trying to cultivate a career in cannabis journalism? From plant-touching to ancillary, the fields represented and discussed by the 10 vendors present at the event were vast.

"They should have done this a while ago, but finally, New York is catching up," Zane DeJoseph said. "I'm excited about these opportunities and not having to feel like a criminal anymore."

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