As COVID-19 swept across the globe, shutting down countries, there was an unexpected side effect taking place in the cannabis economy. Many cannabis companies that may have made hiring or operational errors have used the pandemic as an opportunity for correction even as they are staying open and deemed an essential service. Companies who over-hired based on “what if” scenarios of possible growth have used this to exit or furlough unexpecting employees with little to no explanation why.
This article was originally published in Rolling Stone by Rolling Stone Culture Council Member Jessica Passman. Of course there’s inequality in cannabis, but we’re not