In 2008, GIE Media—the parent company of Cannabis Business Times (CBT)—ranked No. 1 in Publishing Executive magazine’s “Best Magazine Companies to Work For.” That is part of the reason I joined GIE when it acquired CBT in 2015, and I see the positive influence that a ranking has on interview candidates that come to the company.

The company was rated for its employee benefits, company culture and opportunity for advancement, and it was evaluated by its employees, in addition to company management.

I realized that in the cannabis industry, where competition is fierce for talented, loyal employees, such a ranking could go a long way in helping great cannabis companies attract great talent.

So, I am pleased to announce that Cannabis Business Times and its sister magazine Cannabis Dispensary (CD) are launching the “Best Cannabis Companies to Work For” studies exclusively for both cultivation and retail (medical or adult-use).

The study is being conducted in partnership with the Best Companies Group, a research company that specializes in selecting and recognizing great workplaces—the same company that named GIE Media a “Best Magazine Company to Work For.”

For CBT, it’s exciting to acknowledge companies that are creating great workplaces for their employees.

And one of the best aspects is that it is entirely free to enter.

If you have 15 or more full-time or part-time employees and operate a licensed cannabis cultivation and/or dispensary business in the U.S. or Canada, you can enter to be ranked among the “Best Cannabis Companies to Work For.” Plus, if your company ranks as a “Best Cannabis Company to Work For,” you also will be featured in CBT (if you’re a cultivation business) or CD (if you’re a medical or adult-use dispensary). 

To enter your company and learn more, visit BestCompaniesCannabis.com and register by Sept. 6.

We look forward to learning about all the future “Best Cannabis Companies to Work For” and sharing the details on what makes those companies so great.