State Pot Control Agency Growing Quickly

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control is expected to see explosive growth in the size of the staff over the next three months.  The bureau is preparing to meet a large surge of requests from people interested in the recreational marijuana industry.Flowering marijuana plants grow at the Smokey Point Productions facility in Arlington, Washington, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. The increasing supply of legal marijuana is turning into a major buzz kill for growers as prices plunge -- and an opportunity for companies that can help cut production costs. Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesGetty Images

Spokesman Alex Traverso said on Monday that the staff has gone from just under twelve people at the beginning of 2107 to approximately 25 or 30 currently.  The bureau is expected to add another 60 employees at least before January, when the law making recreational marijuana legal takes effect.  Traverso added that the bureau will likely grow to about 200 people before 2018 wraps up.

The bureau is looking to add scientists, analysts, enforcement officers, clerical personnel, and more employees in the coming months.  You can find job listings by clicking here.


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