Perhaps the biggest news of the month of June was the passage of the federal law legalizing recreational marijuana in Canada. It's up to the individual provinces to regulate and distribute marijuana products, so the drug won't effectively be legal until later this year.
But as Quebec begins to set up the subsidiary of the SAQ that will control weed distribution, dubbed the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQC), tons of news continues to break detailing just what the industry will look like in the province.
Last week the SQC released its new logo and people had questions...
This weekend the provincial government announced that they are officially hiring employees to staff the new pot retail stores. The new positions will pay as much as 14$/hour.
With about twenty stores opening by November, dozens if not hundreds of jobs need filling. Built on the model of the SAQ, SQC positions will likely range in scope from stocking to customer service. As in the SAQ, employees will be fully educated on the products. Weed connoisseurs will roam the aisles to serve customers.
This is the perfect job for fans of weed looking to take advantage of legalization and spread the joy.
SQC stores are set to open in Québec City and Trois Rivières, but there's not word yet about Montreal locations. Strict regulations about store locations, their distance from schools and other public services, have made it difficult to find appropriate space in the city.
News about locations is sure to come soon so stay tuned.