For many, Las Vegas wasn’t the best place to work in 2020.
On March 20, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered the closing of all in-store cannabis dispensary operations as part of his series of executive directives during the state’s declaration of emergency for COVID-19, which nearly paralyzed the state’s industry.
For Jardín Premium Cannabis Dispensary, which caters to medical and adult-use markets on East Desert Inn Road in Las Vegas, that meant shifting the entirety of its retail business to curbside and home-delivery services, which it had already developed before the government shutdown.
Jardín CEO Adam Cohen said many dispensaries closed, but, with the halt on in-store operations, his dispensary’s home-delivery service grew tenfold overnight, pivoting the company’s entire operating model, workflow process and workforce.
“I’m so proud of the fact that during COVID, not only were we able to keep everybody employed, full-time even, we didn’t have to furlough or lay anybody off,” he said. “And our staff grew considerably during this time, because the company expanded over the last year.”
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Jardín Premium Cannabis Dispensary in Las Vegas has approximately 200 employees, roughly 80% of whom come from multicultural backgrounds.
Jardín scaled from 65 employees in February 2020 to 205 employees by the end of October, a 215% increase. The staff members, who all operate out of one dispensary location, transitioned back to in-store business when Gov. Sisolak issued his reopening guidelines in late May.
And according to employee surveys distributed as part of Cannabis Dispensary’s Best Cannabis Companies to Work For – Dispensaries program, team satisfaction was through the roof, even when there was no roof to operate under.
Thriving through growth and change, Jardín was ranked No. 6 on Cannabis Dispensary’s 2021 Best Cannabis Companies to Work For list, an accolade based primarily on