Alison McMahon

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Founder & CEO, Cannabis at Work


Alison McMahon is the Founder and CEO of Cannabis At Work. Founded in 2015, Cannabis At Work is the leading source in Canada for cannabis jobs, recruitment services, online industry training, and workplace impairment training. Alison’s work has been featured in the Globe & Mail, Huffington Post, Financial Post, CBC, Business News Network (BNN), Leafly and by many other media outlets.

Cannabis At Work has significant experience working in the regulated cannabis sector with licensed producers and applicants, ancillary businesses and the retail sector. Cannabis At Work was the first to receive a government contract for retail staffing services from the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation.

In addition to staffing services, Cannabis At Work also provides education to employers on cannabis legalization and advises on drug policy changes.

Alison was a term instructor for five years at the MacEwan School of Business in Edmonton, and she is a former board member with the Human Resources Institute of Alberta. She serves on the Board of Directors for Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) and is a mentor for the Leaf Forward cannabis incubator. Alison is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and holds a Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations (B.HRLR).