The Lonely Entrepreneurial Hearts Board
Job opps & possibilities inside.
Friday, December 1, 2023
Time to read: About 7 minutes. Contains 1,436 words.
It’s here! The last Lonely Hearts Board of 2023 has arrived—our seventh installment of the virtual board of cannabis business want ads—and it’s a great one.
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TECHIE CHEMISTRY: A novel cannabis tech project aiming to streamline productive data flow between retailers and brands seeks dispensaries interested in rev share opportunities and full-stack engineers with cannabis experience. Let’s link: email@example.com
THE PERFECT PACKAGE: A boutique cannabis packaging firm specializing in design and sustainability seeks new clients to build symbiotic, scalable partnerships. Craft growers, multi-state operators, and everyone in between—get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
PIECE OF MY HEART: Thoughtfully-crafted smoking accessory brand seeks a PR specialist for an upcoming product launch and a wholesale/retail sales representative to help our brand spread into shops. Say hello: email@example.com
LIFE OF THE PARTY: The women-owned and operated Hussle Lab studio space in New York City is open to anyone in need of a 420-friendly cannabis event venue. If you'd like to host your afterparty, workshop, networking event, activation, photo shoot, or more in NYC, reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org
THIRD TIME’S A CHARM: Veteran cannabis design studio seeks brands, retailers, and licensed producers with innovative ideas for new products but need help getting them off the napkin and onto the shelf. One of our success stories is from a connection made through the Lonely Hearts board, and our second is coming soon. Let’s make your idea the next one featured on Sticky Bits. Start the conversation: email@example.com
EAST COAST CONNECT: Connecticut-based cannabis advocate and sommelier seeks collaborative partnerships for creative projects, events, and contractual opportunities to expand the Connecticut cannabis community. Learn more: nativenubian.com
SLOW MOTION FOR ME: Freelance motion artist seeks brands and individuals in need of moving visuals. I enjoy exploring new tools and keeping my workflow fresh. Reach out to connect: firstname.lastname@example.org
A NATURAL LOVE: A dynamic Montana-based visual designer crafting an industry-changing magazine about sustainability in cannabis seeks knowledgeable individuals with a deep understanding of eco-friendly practices. Let's inspire a greener future: email@example.com
AN AROUSING OPPORTUNITY: A revolutionary cannabis sexual wellness brand with CBD and soon THC-infused products seeks investment and partnership opportunities. Don’t be shy: firstname.lastname@example.org
A PEOPLE PERSON: Experienced Talent, People & Culture cannabis OG looking to help cannabis organizations build their dream team. With 30+ dispensary openings under my belt in both medical and adult use states, a love of the plant, social justice, and a CPG/Tech background, I can staff a whole store in less than 30 days with the best talent you’ll ever meet. Find out for yourself: email@example.com
LET’S DO IT OUR WAY: A non-traditional public relations firm specializing in amplifying brand narratives, designing captivating experiences, and connecting brands that have perfected their craft with those they aim to reach seeks new connections. Say hello: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLANTS WITH BENEFITS: High end cannabis brand specializing in organic, sustainable, 3rd-party tested products looking for affiliates to join our community. Are you passionate about cannabis, love helping others, and looking for an additional income stream? Let’s chat: email@example.com
A STRONG FOUNDATION: Post-harvest manager with a BFA in Graphic Design and experience problem-solving in startup environments looking for work/projects. After setting up craft-scale manufacturing operations in Michigan and Illinois, the edibles category is particularly interesting to me as I spent six years working as a pastry professional. Reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org
INDISPOSABLE LOVE: Artist concerned with consumption looking to partner with cannabis brands to throw #trashart parties and work on collaborative pieces using their waste. Whether it's actual packaging, waste from production, extra shipping materials, or just the paper trash created by your team, let me show you how to make something beautiful out of it. Say hi: email@example.com
DRAWN TO YOU: Experienced designer open to gigs related to branding and animation within the cannabis space. Hot off a stint growing, budtending, and managing a cannabis shop and edibles brand in Bangkok, Thailand, currently seeking connections in the US weed scene. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRY SOMETHING NEW: Jamaica Frenzy—the 5-night, all-inclusive, house music vacation destination experience at the HEDONISM II resort in Negril, Jamaica—seeks sponsors for their May 2024 festivities. Feeling curious? Reach out: email@example.com
A WAY WITH WORDS: Editor/writer for an online cannabis and drug magazine looking to collaborate on new ideas. Keen to explore different types of content—video, written, images—you name it! If you’re looking to create or need a creator, let’s chat: firstname.lastname@example.org
FAIR PLAY: Cannabis book lover seeks publications for a Stoner Book Fair in 2024. Are you an author? Artist? Zine maker? Do you have a cannabis magazine? Journal? Workbook? A comic series? Self-published? I’ve secured a booth at CannExpo in Toronto in March and am compiling a list of interested authors and their books. Get on my list: email@example.com
MORE THAN GOOD LOOKING: Los Angeles-based graphic designer in the cannabis space actively looking for design and creative direction opportunities and to connect with other freelancers and entrepreneurs in the industry. Find me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROLL (AND GRIND) WITH ME: New York City-based rolling paper brand specializing in organic and sustainable manufacturing processes and offering private label/custom manufacturing. From papers and cones to grinders and accessories, we’d love to help bring your projects to life. Get in touch: email@example.com
W4W4WEED: Dallas, Texas boutique Go Easy seeks cool women graphic designers to help with packaging design, product design, and more. Say hi: firstname.lastname@example.org
A WEALTH OF POSSIBILITIES: Aquerone's highly curated selection of cannabis accessories and wellness lifestyle product is looking for a new home! Gorgeous turnkey award-winning website and branding also for sale. Reach out: email@example.com
LOVE IN FULL BLOOM: California-based creative studio seeks retail partners for new smoking accessories line. The Grass Agency’s Superbloom glass chillums have the industry abuzz, and we’re looking for retailers to help us spread the love. If you’re an online or brick-and-mortar shop with an eye for unique, high-quality pieces, let’s talk: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A LASTING IMPRESSION: SEO-savvy writer ready to drive organic traffic, boost search engine rankings, and establish your brand as an authority. From captivating strain reviews to insightful industry analysis, my words will ignite curiosity and keep readers coming back for more. Get in touch: email@example.com
DINNER DATE: Seeking an already established cannabis brand to help bring an edible brand to market in California. Investors also welcome! Connect with me: firstname.lastname@example.org
A BRIGHT FUTURE: UX/UI and graphic designer with cultivation experience hoping to connect with people interested in merging plant medicine and tech. I’d love to connect with cannabis-friendly women in general and discover small-scale collaboration opportunities. Reach out: email@example.com
LETS HIT THE BOOKS: A newcomer to the cannabis industry looking for people I can talk to and get some guidance on how to navigate the industry as I build an online library for information regarding cannabis and other plant medicine. Learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org
If any of these remotely resonated with you, say hello! And let me know when connections made here end up working out—it’s been amazing to hear from folks near and far about Lonely Hearts continuing to bear fruit.
May sparks and contract agreements fly,