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Think You May Have To Lay Off Cannabis Employees? There Are Ways To Avoid It

Here's how to remain operating your cannabis business at scale.

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This story originally appeared on MJBizDaily

Marijuana businesses in the United States and Canada were forced to let go hundreds of workers in the second half of 2019.

via Marijuana Business Daily

The job cuts were not limited to small businesses or a specific sector of the industry, as downsizing occurred at such companies as multistate operator MedMen, advertising website Weedmaps and large Canadian producers Hexo Corp. and CannTrust.

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The reasons for downsizing were different for each company, though slow rollouts in multiple markets as well as an inability to find outside funding were common explanations for the 2019 layoffs.

With more job cuts expected in 2020, Marijuana Business Magazine spoke with industry stakeholders to compile some strategies that cannabis companies should consider before they take the step of laying off employees:

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A quick look at job cuts among U.S. and Canadian cannabis companies in 2019 is available here.

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