July 2, 2019 5:45 pm
Updated: July 4, 2019 1:42 pm

Penticton pot shop job fair a popular event

Do you live in the South Okanagan? Would you like a job working for the B.C. government? Are you proficient when it comes to pot? If so, then you may be interested to know that the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) is hiring for its Penticton location.


Are you savvy about sativa? Do you have an indica intellect? Are you proficient in pot?

If so, then you may be interested to know that the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) is hiring for its Penticton location.

WATCH: Interview with BCLD Cannabis Branch Director of Retail Operations Kevin Satterfield.

So on Tuesday, the BCLD’s Cannabis branch held a job fair at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre.

“We’re looking for the people of Penticton that are interested in working for BC Cannabis stores,” said Kevin Satterfield, director of retail operations for the cannabis division.

WATCH (October 17, 2018): B.C.’s first pot shop opens for business in Kamloops

The Okanagan’s first legal pot shop is scheduled to open in the Peach City this fall.

The B.C. government is looking for a few good women and men, willing to share their weed wisdom and broker B.C. bud.

“Seventeen positions,” said Kevin Satterfield. “We are looking to fill, a store manager, two assistant managers, six regular full time, four regular part-time and four auxiliaries.”

WATCH (July 1, 2019): The Okanagan’s first legal cannabis shop opens on Canada Day

Michael Taenzer showed up at the job fair to find out more about a possible position.

Taenzer is retired, but after a great shopping experience at the government cannabis outlet in Kamloops, he is considering getting back into a budding workforce.

“This is a real opportunity to share my experience, I guess, because I do enjoy pot,” said Taenzer.

WATCH (December 7, 2018): Downtown Penticton businesses disagree with City plan to ban cannabis shops on Main Street

So what exactly does it take to sell government ganja? What skill set do you need to become a B.C. cannabis consultant?

“We always want to have good people that have cannabis knowledge of the plant, the compounds, the chemicals, everything that is within that,” said Satterfield

Successful candidates should know their difference between indica and sativa strains of cannabis.

“At least know the difference between indica and sativa and know your THC and CBDs,” added Satterfield.

While the jobs offer competitive compensation, great benefits and a pension plan, an employee discount is not one of them.

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