Founded in 2017, GroStaff, Inc., is an all-in-one cannabis staffing platform. It consists of payroll and taxes, workers’ compensation insurance, HR compliance, employee safety and training certifications through its online digital video training platform, staffing and recruiting, cash management, and cannabis healthcare benefits and administration.
Q&A with Entrepreneur & GroStaff
What do you think are the biggest misconceptions cannabis industry?
1. The classic saying, using marijuana leads to other “gateway” drugs. (Cannabis can be a healing agent to help others skirt their addiction to opioids and other schedule one drugs.) 2. Cannabis is addictive. 3. Cannabis causes cancer. 4. Cannabis makes you stupid. 5. Bad people work in cannabis.
How is your business innovating?
GroStaff is innovating the cannabis industry by developing the world's first digital video training platform and healthcare platform. One of the largest problems the cannabis industry has is not enough talent to fill the current job openings. The GroStaff platform is solving this problem by developing a digital online employee training and certification platform. GroStaff is developing the world’s first cannabis health-care platform. Employees within the program have access to cannabis as a medical benefit under their employer. The employee may use their co-pays to help pay for different cannabis products throughout our dispensary network partners.
What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome in your business?
Insurance! No one wants to insure within the cannabis industry because it is so new. There is a lack of studies on risks within workers compensation, loss run rations, and healthcare data on the employee workforce. This is why we are developing our own healthcare insurance program and providing employers with workers compensation insurance to help grow the industry safely and secure.
What is your favorite aspect of working in this industry?
People within the cannabis industry are innovative, smart, dynamic, proactive, kind, creative, independent, self-aware, focused, caring, and appreciative of everyone's work. The amount of passion and love that goes into the work is simply amazing.
What inspires you?
We believe in the power of happy and healthy people, and we believe people deserve healing. Cannabis is a way to achieve these beliefs not just for our country, but for the entire world. We believe that cannabis, when understood and used responsibly, can equip people to live healthy lives. We serve every aspect of the cannabis industry to ensure the plant impacts as many people as possible. We offer an exclusive health coverage plan which provides our employees and clients access to medical cannabis as an option for their own well-being.