LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Imagine looking for a marijuana-related job and then getting ready for your interview on an app?
It's possible now! A Las Vegas man co-founded an app called Can-Ed to help you learn more about the multi-billion dollar industry and how to land the gig you want.
Jason Sturstman did not want to be too blunt but tells13 Action News not everyone can work in the green industry because working in a dispensary requires a lot of knowledge.
“Extremely difficult and competitive," Sturstman says.
That's why he co-created Can-Ed; it's an app first of its kind, he claims it will help you get educated with certified courses.
"'[It will help with] how to get a job in the cannabis industry. The neat thing too is, you flip your phone to the side and then get [watch] some great classes," Sturstman says.
After watching several video lessons, you then take the quizzes, Sturstman says, will guarantee you a certificate to work in the cannabis industry."
The entrepreneur and marijuana advocate believes that “education and networking” are the two ways to get a job in the cannabis industry.
He believes an effective worker needs to be able to communicate and understand what the rules are in Nevada, and the science behind the plant and the various products.
One local business that favors the app is Acres Dispensary.
Nate Hinckley is the assistant manager, he admits to 13 Action News most job applicants don't have the knowledge required.
"The need for personal sales experience is huge but finding a person that knows how to geek-out on the science end of it as well as enjoys the sales aspect of it,” Hinckley says.
Hinckley prefers his employees to be able to know how to serve different clients who all shop with different needs.
"From medical all the way to someone who's recreational," Hinckley says. He hopes the app helps the community and future job applicants to get well informed.
Can-ed has several features, it's not only for job-seekers. It recommends ways parents can talk to their children, depending on their age, about being a cannabis user.
"It provides you all the information about marijuana science, how the products affect you, maybe you just want a little bit of background on some of the compliances,” Sturstman says.
He too hopes the Can-Ed helps get the right information out as there are already too many misconceptions about the plant and its use.
Can-Ed can be downloaded by iPhone and Android users on the app store.