Cannabis businesses aspiring to enter New York State's cannabis industry often face a sense of disorientation due to its early-stage development. Establishing a secure foundation and enhancing social presence can be particularly challenging for these businesses.
However, New York State Cannabis Connect (NYSCC) developed General Resource and Access Map (G.R.A.M.), a new platform created to empower cannabis businesses in New York State to expand their social presence, connect with others, and help people find employment opportunities within the industry, thereby revolutionizing the presence of cannabis businesses in the state.
The G.R.A.M. platform provides businesses with a user-friendly interface that facilitates the creation of comprehensive company profiles. These profiles allow businesses to highlight their services, advertise job openings, and provide contact details. As a result, businesses can effectively showcase their offerings to a broader audience, ensuring maximum visibility and engagement.
NYSCC places significant importance on the job market within the cannabis industry in New York State. As a result, its G.R.A.M. platform is dedicated to catering to individuals seeking employment opportunities or resources within this industry.
The platform features a specific section where users can fill out "Jotforms," which are online forms designed for expressing their interest in working in the cannabis sector and sharing their relevant details, with the goal of facilitating the match between potential job seekers and the latest opportunities in the cannabis industry posted by cannabis businesses that registered on the platform.
Registered job seekers on the G.R.A.M platform can easily explore a wide range of cannabis industry employment opportunities. They can search for jobs, access educational resources, and stay updated on industry news and events.
The platform developed by NYSCC aims to establish a direct network for cannabis businesses and job seekers to connect with one another. Its goal is to facilitate meaningful professional relationships and foster collaboration within the cannabis industry, similar to successful NYSCC's Catch a Contact Career Summit's in-person events held throughout the state.
Since 2022, NYSCC has been actively involved in engaging with cannabis regulatory bodies, state agencies, organizations, and businesses to ensure the provision of the latest and most accurate information on developments in the cannabis space within the state.
Thanks to its involvement, NYSCC has treasured the best practices it has developed through events, workshops, and panels to provide what businesses and job seekers in New York State are looking for, contained and condensed in a hub destined to enhance growth for those who will join hundreds of businesses that have already registered with G.R.A.M.
Indeed, the cannabis industry in the state is not made by dispensaries. Cultivation and processing businesses are emerging throughout the state. These enterprises are not only creating job opportunities but also attracting various ancillary companies that contribute to making the state's industry successful and one of the most competitive in the United States.
Ultimately, NYSCC's G.R.A.M platform serves as a bridge between businesses and job seekers in the thriving cannabis industry. It facilitates connections and promotes growth to make the cannabis industry in New York State shine.