The Apothecarium has partnered with three San Francisco Equity Applicants seeking local cannabis permits to provide incubation services as per Section 1606 of the San Francisco Police Code.
The Apothecarium’s Social Equity plan aligns with the city’s equity goals, which were designed to foster equitable access to participation in the cannabis industry, including equitable access to promotional and ownership opportunities in the industry.
Part of our commitment to this work includes our Incubator agreements. The Apothecarium has committed to paying for services that directly assist Social Equity Applicants with their cannabis operations.
A total of $206,640 has been committed to three applicants.
The Apothecarium’s internal Mentorship Program pairs team members (with preference given to Black employees and team members of color) with The Apothecarium leadership and executives to provide guidance, coaching, and advice.
Based mostly in mentoring as it relates to their employment, mentors guide their mentee’s workplace performance and professional development, which may help set them up for success far into the future..
Law school students from Golden Gate University’s law school program volunteer their time to assist attendees at the cannabis hiring workshop help research what items are on their criminal record to help identify which items can be expunged.
They were also there for general guidance navigating the expungement process.
Hosted by the Success Center Career Center and taught by The Apothecarium’s Sales & Education Manager, Kyle Shaughnessy, this workshop focuses on easy ways to improve your workplace performance, standing out from the crowd, and growing with your business.
The ultimate goal here is to provide resources that can improve an employee’s overall performance and improve their chances of promotions.
Hosted by the Success Center Career Center. A variety of cannabis companies currently hiring in San Francisco present their available jobs to the attendees. Attendees can ask questions and compare the different jobs and employer benefits.
After the presentation, the companies will have an opportunity to individually meet with each attendee and offer interview advice and interview the attendee for the positions they are hiring to begin and expedite the interview process.
Hosted by the Success Center Career Center and taught by The Apothecarium Human Resources coordinator, Peter Maxwell, this workshop teaches attendees all the basics about writing and structuring resumes, cover letters, applying and interviewing for cannabis jobs, and listing relevant work experience tailored for the cannabis industry.
Hosted by the Success Center Career Center. Learn about what it takes to be successful working in a dispensary. Hear about a day in the life of dispensary employees. What dispensaries are looking for in candidates when they are interviewing and hiring.
Dispensaries who are actively hiring will be speaking about their organizations and open jobs. The presentations are followed by a Q&A from the audience.
“Learn the basics of how to put your best foot forward when applying for entry-level jobs. Find out what employers look for on resumes, how to prepare for and execute a great interview, and why it’s important to follow up after interviews.
Learn how to present yourself as a polished professional and why that matters to employers. This program also includes a breakdown of all the current cannabis industries and the different types of positions currently available and what skills are transferable for each of the different industries.
The workshops walked applicants through the basics of accounting, including discussions and analysis around income statements, balance sheets, cash flow, and start-up costs.
Attendees were shown a step-by-step guide of what information goes into these statements, why these statements are important, and how they represent the financial health of a company.
There is then a Q&A session after each workshop where attendees can clarify questions and concepts. Attendees are provided the presentation, notes, and blank accounting statements and sample statements to use on their own.
The workshop walks applicants through the tenets of creating and writing a full-fledged business plan. Starting with simple planning exercises to test the validity of a service or product.
Attendees are then shown a step-by-step guide of what goes into a business plan and how to work through each requirement.
Concepts such as operations, marketing, business structure, sales strategies, compliance and regulations, and additional topics related to starting a business are addressed. Afterward, there is a Q&A session and attendees ask questions.
The presentation and notes are available to all attendees.