Colorado eases hiring process for cannabis firms eyeing casino workers

Monday 6th April 2020

In a positive business development for Colorado's marijuana industry, state regulators are allowing cannabis companies to hire casino workers during the coronavirus crisis without having to obtain any additional credentials.

Nearly 9,000 casino workers were furloughed when Colorado's governor ordered the state's casinos to close on March 17 in hopes of slowing the coronavirus, according to the newspaper.

Marijuana companies, by contrast, were classified as critical businesses that can remain open during the health crisis.

Gray said the marijuana division is "considering all viable options for businesses to maintain continuity of operations that are consistent with social distancing requirements."

She noted, however, that casino workers must be licensed by the Colorado Limited Gaming Commission and cannabis companies should alert the MED about prospective hires from that industry.

State-legal marijuana businesses across the U.S. are struggling with balancing staffing and the bottom line as the industry grapples with COVID-19.

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