One of the country’s biggest marijuana companies is coming to Saskatchewan.
A subsidiary of Canopy, Ontario-based Tweed has been shopping for employees this week to operate shops that will be opening across the country.
Tweed attracted several prospects to a job fair in Saskatoon this week, including some who didn’t want to risk their chances for a job by disclosing their names to reporters.
“Tweed and Canopy they’re a very large, large company worth billions of dollars so it’s worth it to me to get my foot in the door,” said one potential ‘Tweedtender.’
He added that he didn’t expect any issues as far as any lingering stigma around recreational cannabis once it becomes legal on Oct. 17.
“I think my family would be right on board. Like, my mom, my mom doesn’t smoke but she’s fairly open to the fact that, you know, cannabis isn’t anything harmful.”
Tweed hasn’t confirmed how many outlets it plans to open in the province nor how many employees will be hired in all. The company’s recruiting package noted all future staff will make money and history as the first to work in Canada’s new legal marijuana business.
—With files from Bryn Levy