The cannabis industry's leading recruiting resource.

Since launching in 2015, we've connected over 5,000 candidates with jobs in the rapidly emerging cannabis industry. Through direct hire, employees on demand, career fairs, and our job board, our team continues to pioneer recruiting solutions tailored specifically to the cannabis industry.


Candidates Hired

Vangst has successfully connected over 5,000 candidates with jobs in the cannabis industry.


Companies using Vangst

Our team of the most experienced recruiters in the cannabis industry has helped over 400 companies fill positions ranging from entry level to executive.


Jobs to fill by 2020

250,000 jobs to fill by 2020. The cannabis industry will create more jobs than the manufacturing industry over the next three years. We have a lot of work to do!

What People Are Saying...

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Controller - O.penVape

From the inception of our meeting, Vangst was enthusiastic and attentive to the resource need, and worked diligently to source and qualify candidates for the position. Vangst provided attuned service over the course of the engagement to understand and adapt in working to fill the role, and maintained consistent communication with coordinating an exceptional solution to the need.

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Co-Founder - LeafLink

Exceptionally positive. Karson, the CEO, is a powerhouse and her team is great. They added nine members to our team that have been incredibly valuable for LeafLink. We are currently working on several other positions with them and they understand the industry and their clients on a level we’ve not seen with any other recruiting firm.

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Co-Founder - Canna Advisors

My business, Canna Advisors - known for our industry expertise, hires exclusively through Vangst Talent Nework. Thusfar, we have hired 8 employees through her firm and they have been a great culture fit for us. We have known Karson Humiston for several years now and know that she is a brilliant, ethical and hard working person. Her team is very responsive to our requests and we recommend Vangst to all of our clients, nationwide.

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CTO - Baker

Vangst has been instrumental in doubling our team size over the past six months by sourcing candidates for finance, sales, engineering, marketing and customer success. I’m excited to see Vangst continue to expand their offering through Vangsters and provide much needed services to our rapidly growing industry. The same amount of vetting that we have historically needed to do on our own is now being handled by a very capable team that is aware of the high standards we employ in our hiring process.

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VP - Sweet Leaf

The most important part of the cannabis industry is building a solid team. Vangst has helped us at Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers streamline staffing in a way that not only brings us valuable teammates, but also allows for our HR department focus on finding THE BEST, rather than just filling a position. I highly recommend that everyone in the cannabis industry use Vangst at least once to see the difference a team of quality recruiters makes.

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People Operations - Keef Cola

I have worked with Vangst over time for recruiting services and I rarely write reviews, but felt this one is well deserved. The company is a pleasure to work with. I used to work in the big corporate world and I managed many contracts for recruiting myself. I can honestly say, Vangst is very timely with providing candidates and most importantly the candidates they present are all viable candidates. In addition to that, the employees and the owner have great customer service and are a pleasure to do business with.

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Director of Business Dev. - Wurk

A big shout out to the Vangst team! Thank you for finding Wurk the best talent in the industry, we have built a fantastic family. I can't say enough great things about the dedicated recruiters Karson has at Vangst. They listen to your needs and provide a wonderful pool of talent. Keep it up!!!

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Co-Founder - Green Peak Industries

Vangst is the clear choice for the cannabis industry recruiting due to their passion, professionalism and deep rooted network within the space.

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Vangst Candidate

Extremely positive experience - I have nothing but great things to say about the Vangst team. I replied to a job posting last week and got a response within 30 minutes from a recruiter, and was scheduled for an in person interview the next day. This is literally unheard of when it comes to staffing agencies! Karson Humiston, the CEO, is extremely professional, responsive and genuinely cares about the candidates and companies she is working with. If you're looking to take the next step in your career or are an employer who only hires top talent, get in touch with Vangst. You will be well taken care of!

Cannabis Companies Vangst Works With