Lowell Herb Co. has launched a job initiative to support the reparative justice program for pardoned cannabis offenders.
I took a recent trip to L.A. for the Cannabiz Expo and got the chance to check out Lowell Herb Co in a MedMen dispensary. I was impressed with their branding and products, and even more impressed to know that they are doing work to support social equity and restorative justice in the cannabis industry in California. I hope more companies take note of this intention and follow their lead.
Here is the full press release:
Lowell Herb Co.*, the fastest growing cannabis company behind the number one pre-roll in California, is expanding and hiring. Through its trailblazing **Social Equity and Reparative Justice Program**, special consideration will be given to recently pardoned, non-violent cannabis offenders and will offer a wide spectrum of resources to individuals hoping to enter the cannabis space at various levels. CEO David Elias describes the ideal candidate as a motivated team member who will contribute to the day-to-day operations of the company in a dynamic way, adding that “We value hard work and dedication and we’re putting a strong emphasis on employing people negatively impacted by cannabis incarceration and those whose lives have been affected by cannabis convictions on their records.”*
To get the word out to a wider audience, Lowell unveiled a billboard near the Men’s Central Jail and Twin Tower Correctional Facility (the sign is located on Daly St. north of Mission Road facing the 5 South Fwy.) announcing the jobs initiative and will be actively promoting the project on TV, radio, and online venues(LOWELLSMOKES.COM/JOBS).
Lowell has career opportunities across various fields and levels of expertise such as package design, sales, marketing, distribution, shipping and customer service. Most of the jobs will be in Los Angeles, but there are also openings in the Bay Area, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and San Diego.
In addition, Lowell and its coalition of brand and retail partners, will offer internship roles in each division of its operations. This structured approach to on-the-job training industry education and specialized career focus, will help propel interns to the next level when they enter the workforce.
Beginning later this year, Lowell will host a series of meet-up style workshops which will be open to the public and will offer panel discussions and intensive training sessions as a crash course introduction to participants hoping to obtain roles in the industry. “It’s our priority to establish programs such as these to give motivated, bright individuals a second chance, and allow them to participate in this thriving industry” said Elias.
Lowell Herb Co. supports the Marijuana Policy Project and is committed to improving peoples’ lives and providing employment to individuals and communities impacted by cannabis prohibition.
Source: The Weed Blog