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What to wear? What to wear?

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Every job has somewhat of a dress code, uniform or expectation on what to wear to work. If you're in the cannabis industry, what is your job and what do you wear to work?

I work in cultivation and I've noticed different grow operations will have different work attire. Some places wear scrubs, some wear lab coats, some wear those tear-able white suits (pun intended as anyone who has worn one knows they catch on everything and tear to shreds), some, especially in recreationally legal states, may wear normal street clothes. Where I work we wear these one piece wind suit get ups. They do dry quickly when wet, but also make you feel like you could jump out of a plane and probably be ok. In addition to uniforms most cannabis jobs probably include wearing gloves and hairnets. I'd recommend washable reusable hairnets, silk sleeping caps work pretty great and come in an array of sizes, just in case like me you have a wild mass of hair. Shoes are important too. Folks in the industry seem to like the idea of crocs, but beware they are not great for your feet and back. They are slippery when wet, and quickly wear out on concrete floors. Pick up a pair of brand new supportive work footwear and your new gig in cannabis will be much more comfortable in a couple weeks.

I'm wondering those of you in marketing, sales, HR, drivers, security, ECt, what do you wear to work? Does your company provide a work shirt, jacket, or other work attire? Do you dress professionally, casually, or does it depend on the day?

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Hey Korinne! I work in sales/recruiting and casual dress is the way I work! Most of us work remote currently, so I must say my comfy clothes are my go-to. When we head off to trade shows/conferences, meet with clients..etc - repping company apparel (shirt, hat..etc) or business casual is the way to go. :)

Hi Korinne,

I have worked in a few different settings and I can say industry swag (tee shirts, ball caps, etc...) are just about everywhere lol

In an office setting, as an HR Generalist, it was business casual, so mostly nice jeans, blouse/polo/button-up/ cardigans or jackets over tee-shirts

In retail, it was a lot of everything but most provide at least a couple variations of company-branded tee-shirts and I see everything from shorts to tights to crazy skirts etc...much more relaxed

And you are correct, majority of cultivation facilities provide scrubs or some sort of coverall, gotta keep that contamination out : )

Hi there. Great question. I would approach this a few ways. Lets say its for an interview with a company, no matter the role...dress well. Now, once you have to job...it really depends on the role itself and the company culture. Some cannabis companies operate solely in casual wear, inlcuding the CEO so jeans, t-shirts, sweats would actually be expected and could be an added "perk" when applying.

Others in more "corporate" roles such as HR, Accounting, Legal, C-Suite, etc...will dress more business/business casual especially if they're taking meetings during the day.

For warehouse, production, cultivation, extraction they may have uniforms such as a lab coats, hairnets/hats, gloves, eye protection and closed toed shoes with non-skid for safety concerns. Underneath all of that would likely be a comfortable t-shirt and jeans.

Hope that helps!

~Tracy

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