2021: Vangst’s Top 20 Cannabis Companies To Work For

Published, yes you guessed it 20 April.  Here’s who they say the best companies to work for in the sector.

 

2021 TOP CANNABIS COMPANIES TO WORK FOR

We asked. You answered. You came through telling Vangst why your cannabis company is one of the best to work for. From positive company cultures to amazing benefits to ample opportunities for growth, these 20 companies represent what we all love about working in cannabis.

4Front Ventures

Phoenix, AZ

Category: Vertically Integrated

Year Founded: 2011

Company Size: 201-500 Employees

Company Website

What 4Front Ventures employees had to say:

“[4Front Ventures] is focused on continuous improvement to ensure employees receive development and have a career path.”

“4Front really cares about it’s people. From the top-down, transparency and employee well-being are top priorities across the board. Additionally, we are extremely charitable in our local communities. This is [undoubtedly] the best company I’ve ever had the pleasure of working for.”

We feel like our work matters.

CHECK OUT 4FRONT VENTURES’ PROFILE ON VANGST.

Alternative Medicine Association

Las Vegas, NV

Category: Cultivation

Year Founded: 2019

Company Size: 11-50 Employees

Company Website

What Alternative Medicine Association employees had to say:

“Great pay. Great management. Lots of opportunities in a fast-growth company. Plus, medical/vision/dental benefits!.”

“Alternative Medicine Association is the BEST to work for because of the team of people at cultivation! They are a dedicated group of people who want to grow and share the BEST cannabis in Las Vegas. Not only are they the best, and hardest working staff, they are some of the most knowledgeable and kindest [people] you will ever meet.”

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Ayr Wellness

New York, NY

Category: Vertically Integrated

Year Founded: 2017

Company Size: 201-500 Employees

Company Website

What Ayr Wellness employees had to say:

“Employee-centric. [Ayr] is building an inclusive workforce that is community-minded. Ayr values top talent and career progression.

Buckeye Relief

Eastlake, OH

Category: Cultivation

Year Founded: 2017

Company Size: 51-200 Employees

Company Website

What Buckeye Relief employees had to say:

“[Buckeye Relief] is a true locally owned small business (though we are the largest producer in the state). We have owners who strongly value each employee and pay it forward in the form of bonuses, get-togethers and other perks… The best part is that everyone gets a say, and there is no feeling of megalomania or that decisions are driven by some board… All-in-all it feels more like a family and everyone is always killing it and making improvements.”

C3 Industries

Ann Arbor, MI

Category: Cultivation

Year Founded: 2018

Company Size: 51-200 Employees

Company Website

What C3 Industries employees had to say:

“We cultivate the best boutique stains available. We are in Michigan, Oregon, Massachusetts, Missouri, and growing. I’m so grateful Vangst gave me the opportunity to work for them. In Michigan, we’re growing our facility and it’s exciting to have joined at the ground level. I look forward to being with C3I as we move into the future.”

CHECK OUT C3 INDUSTRIES’ PROFILE ON VANGST.

Cresco Labs

Chicago, IL

Category: Vertically Integrated

Year Founded: 2013

Company Size: 501-1000 Employees

Company Website

What Cresco Labs employees had to say:

“Cresco Labs is the best company I’ve ever worked for regardless of industry. I am very proud to work for Cresco. I feel valued and represented. The benefits are significant. My favorite is our charity/give-back program which encourages and pays every employee who puts in volunteer hours outside of work.

CRESCO LABS IS HIRING! CHECK OUT THEIR PROFILE ON VANGST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Curaleaf

Wakefield, MA

Category: Retail

Year Founded: 2010

Company Size: 1001+ Employees

Company Website

What Curaleaf employees had to say:

[Curaleaf] shows me a full team approach. When I bring a concern to anyone it’s immediately taken seriously and when I praise one of my coworkers my feedback is also taken into consideration and it makes me feel like part of the team.”

CURALEAF IS HIRING! CHECK OUT THEIR PROFILE ON VANGST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Dutchie

Bend, OR

Category: Ancillary

Year Founded: 2017

Company Size: 201-500 Employees

Company Website

What Dutchie employees had to say:

“Dutchie allows me to bring my whole self to work. I don’t have to hide any part of my identity to be successful at dutchie. As a woman at dutchie my opinion is heard, not just spoken; I feel supported. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community I feel safe and accepted by everyone.”

CHECK OUT DUTCHIE’S PROFILE ON VANGST.

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Farmacy Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Category: Retail

Year Founded: 2015

Company Size: 11-50 Employees

Company Website

What Farmacy Berkeley employees had to say:

“Working at Farmacy is a dream come true. [Throughout] all my years of working, all I ever wanted was a manager I could talk to; a higher up that I could confide in and truly trust with my feelings. I can most definitely say that this establishment naturally gives off warmth and acceptance. I always feel heard, and I am always helped without judgment. Being one of the best Black-Owned businesses in the Bay Area, I feel that Farmacy fits right in with the diversity and freedom the Bay Area resembles. We truly care about our patients here, and I know that management truly cares about their staff.

Grasslands

Denver, CO

Category: Ancillary

Year Founded: 2017

Company Size: 11-50 Employees

Company Website

What Grasslands employees had to say:

“Grasslands is unlike any other agency out there. With a unique business model, diverse skill-set amongst all employees and compassion, this agency has made me into the PR professional I am today. Very proud to say I work with the people I do, not to mention, we have some of the coolest clients in the industry.”

“More than anywhere I’ve worked in the past, Grasslands strives to create a physical workspace that inspires and feeds creativity and big thinking and [a] mental workspace of nurturement and [the] freedom to explore. I’m so proud to be a part of and contribute to this culture and to celebrate it with my co-workers.”

GrowFlow

Seattle, WA

Category: Ancillary

Year Founded: 2016

Company Size: 11-50 Employees

Company Website

What GrowFlow employees had to say:

This is a software company with a wonderful mission – to be the most helpful company in cannabis! They show this every day in the value they deliver to their customers, not to mention the support they show to their staff in everything from personal to professional development.”

GROWFLOW IS HIRING! CHECK OUT THEIR PROFILE ON VANGST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

High Level Health

Denver, CO

Category: Retail

Year Founded: 2009

Company Size: 51-200 Employees

Company Website

What High Level Health employees had to say:

“They care about their people. They even created a cannabis strain for my non profit – Rocky Flats Downwinders!

HIGH LEVEL HEALTH IS HIRING! CHECK OUT THEIR PROFILE ON VANGST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

MainStem

Seattle, WA

Category: Ancillary

Year Founded: 2015

Company Size: 11-50 Employees

Company Website

What MainStem employees had to say:

“Through COVID, MainStem brought on an entire new team – all virtual – and made everyone feel valued and appreciated. The executives go out of their way to make sure your input is heard – company surveys, bi-weekly virtual happy hours and just randomly sending a message to see how you’re doing and how the industry is treating you. I’ve spent the last 6 years in cannabis and can say this company is top-notch. We also support the Last Prisoner Project and the NuLeaf Project making sure that social equity is top of mind when thinking about cannabis legalization..”

Pistil Data

San Francisco, CA

Category: Ancillary

Year Founded: 2020

Company Size: 10 or Fewer Employees

Company Website

What Pistil Data employees had to say:

“The Pistil Team is spread across three countries and four time zones. We are united, however, by shared values: collaboration, technical excellence, and mutual respect. Building a startup can be hard, but every one of us is excited to be part of this amazing industry.

PISTIL DATA IS HIRING! CHECK OUT THEIR PROFILE ON VANGST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Popped.NYC

New York, NY

Category: Manufacturing

Year Founded: 2015

Company Size: 10 or Fewer Employees

Company Website

What Popped.NYC employees had to say:

“I love working with Popped.NYC, having a boss like Lauren makes me feel being loved, valued, and respected. She will guide you and help you see the best that you can do. Lauren has a big heart for everyone. Her goal is not just for herself but to help people. She makes products that most people need at this uncertain time but she still protects the environment. I’m a proud Popped employee 🙂.”

Our company is on a mission to change the world through good work.

Purple City Genetics

Oakland, CA

Category: Cultivation

Year Founded: 2008

Company Size: 11-50 Employees

Company Website

What Purple City Genetics employees had to say:

Being a part of a legacy company that is on the forefront of innovation in genetics and science is really exciting. Even as a small company, we offer great benefits and a culture that honors California cannabis heritage while pushing people to develop to stay on the forefront of what’s happening in the industry.”

Purple Star MD

San Francisco, CA

Category: Retail

Year Founded: 2013

Company Size: 11-50 Employees

Company Website

What Purple Star MD employees had to say:

“We are San Francisco’s most compassionate dispensary. We serve medical patients first and recreational customers second. A portion of our proceeds go directly towards 4 San Francisco non-profits. AGUILAS, SF LGBTQ Center, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund and The Shanti Project. This company makes me feel valued and represented. I am half white, half latina and I am a woman working in an industry full of men. The Purple Star community keeps me going as well as my passion for this plant. Plants over pills. People over profit.”

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Seed & Smith

Denver, CO

Category: Vertically Integrated

Year Founded: 2014

Company Size: 51-200 Employees

Company Website

What Seed & Smith employees had to say:

“Seed & Smith is the best employer I have ever worked for due to its structure and transparent ownership team. They really treat everyone as family and are flexible with their employees. They have highly competitive pay and a high quality product. The facility itself is top-of-the-line and very well kept.”

Six Labs

Chesaning, MI

Category: Cultivation

Year Founded: 2019

Company Size: 11-50 Employees

Company Website

What Six Labs employees had to say:

“I interviewed at many companies and my most important criteria was finding good people. I tell people there are more good ideas in cannabis than good people and my coworkers all enjoy their jobs. They have autonomy to do it correctly without micromanagement and people are encouraged to bring their ideas to the team. Lots of companies do well for the owners but this is one that does well by its team… Six Labs has a company culture where everyone’s opinion matters and their commitment to doing business in an ethical, moral way has helped them create a business that is going to last.”

Solevo Wellness

Pittsburgh, PA

Category: Retail

Year Founded: 2018

Company Size: 11-50 Employees

Company Website

What Solevo Wellness employees had to say:

“Solevo Wellness has done everything asked by employers during the covid pandemic. Hazardous pay, antimicrobial paint in each facility, air filtration systems, PPE, and sick/personal time off as needed during [COVID] just to list a few. The company loves giving back to the community and continues to grow to meet everyone’s wants and needs. There’s always room for growth in the company if you show that you want it! Supportive and transparent leadership teams are always listening to make things better. I am so proud to be an employee of Solevo Wellness, especially at a time where medical marijuana is deemed essential in Pennsylvania.”

 

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