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People Need People has proudly partnered with San Francisco Bay Area non-profit, Veterans Cannabis Group (VCG), with the goal of educating and employing former United States military veterans and police officers for work in California's rapidly expanding medicinal and adult-use cannabis industry. The collaboration raises public awareness regarding the potential therapeutic benefits cannabis can offer to alleviate war-related health issues like PTSD and physical pain. 

On Sept. 26 from 6p-8p in downtown Oakland at EVB - 1740 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 - Aaron Augustis, VCG founder, Stacy Bryant, People Need People President and Dr. Larry Bedard, a retired Navy officer who has practiced emergency medicine for 30 years at Marin General and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Marin Healthcare District, gather together to offer educational insight into industry-specific job opportunities and the benefits of medicinal cannabis as it pertains to stemming the opioid epidemic. The event includes a job fair and networking opportunity with the presenters and representatives from HARDCAR Security, a fully-licensed California-based cannabis distribution company. 

Dr. Bedard has advocated for medicinal cannabis for over 10 years, making national news in 2016 by introducing a resolution directing the Marin General's administrative and medical sta to review and research the clinical and legal implications of using medicinal cannabis at the hospital. "As a veteran myself, I am thrilled to be able to educate former military about the therapeutic value cannabis can play in helping them healthfully return to civilian life," says Dr. Bedard. 

People Need People, a staffing service for the cannabis industry founded in 2016 with offices in Oakland and Sebastopol, is quickly growing and expanding its employment efforts. BDS Analytics expects the cannabis market to increase 150% - from $16 billion in 2017 to $40 billion - by 2021. That growth creates significant empl

  • Start:September 27, 2018
  • End:September 27, 2018
  • Recurring
  • Where:Postal code 94612, US, Oakland, California, United States, 94612
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