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Applicants Flock To Davis' First Marijuana Job Fair

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

A job fair focusing on marijuana brought with it interested job seekers looking employment in a growing industry.

The line for prospective applicants was out the door for Yolo County Cannabis Coalition's job fair in Davis. As California's pot regulations are being hashed out at the state and local levels, people like Devon Kelly came looking for more experience so he can start his own business.

"I was born in Amsterdam and I really love the idea of bringing a coffee shop that they had there, and just bringing it here and seeing how it would do," Kelly says.

Eric Gudz with the Yolo Cannabis Coalition says Davis recently passed a marijuana manufacturing and research ordinance that will put the city at the forefront of the pot economy.

"It is a very significant achievement for the cannabis industry where we can have cultivators, we can have manufacturers, distributors, testers and dispensing all in one place," Gudz says.

California must begin issuing commercial cannabis business licenses by Jan. 1, 2018.


Sally Schilling

Reporter/Podcast Producer

Sally Schilling is a Davis native and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has reported on redwood poachers robbing national forests in Humboldt County and the dangers of melting tropical glaciers in the Peruvian Andes.  Read Full Bio 

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