A worker cultivates plants at a cannabis plantation in the village of Yammouneh in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley on July 23, 2018. The shares of Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth rallied more than 10 percent Wednesday following reports of an imminent deal to acquire US-based Acreage Holdings. Getty Images/Joseph Eid

A job fair by cannabis companies will be held this weekend at San Diego. This is said to be the first event of its kind for the industry in the city. Thirty companies have shown interest in the event, with plans to recruit people with varied skill sets.

According to 10 News, job seekers are invited to the San Diego Cannabis and Hemp Job Fair & Business Mixer this weekend. The event will be held at the Hilton Mission Valley on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. EST. It is free for the public. Joshua Caruso, who is with the San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market, is one of the organizers of the event.

Point Loma-based company Golden State Greens is one of the 30 companies that is participating at the event. Joshua Wilson, who is a manager in the company, said that they are trying to shed positive light on the cannabis industry. He also added that multi-million dollar companies are participating in the event and pointed out that the cannabis industry is thriving.

The positions that need to be filled range from managerial roles to drivers. Job seekers have been asked to bring multiple resumes to take advantage of the job fair.

This is the first event of its kind in California after cannabis was legalized in the state for recreational use. More states are expected to follow suit soon, and the substance may also get approval at the federal level too.

According to a report by Forbes, after President Donald Trump signed the new Farm Bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was passed in both the Senate and the House with strong bi-partisan support. One provision in this new act is that it legalizes hemp, which has been defined as cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC content.

While the bill and the act don’t exactly legalize all variants of cannabis, it is being hailed as the first step in decades toward complete legalization of the substance at the federal level.

The market for products that are based on cannabis-related compounds like CBD is already at a billion dollars just in the U.S. The market is expected to expand further with the measures by legislators.

A case in point is Trulieve, which is Florida’s largest medical marijuana provider. According to a report by Sun Sentinel, the company has announced that it is bringing high-end edible cannabis products to the state thanks to a deal the company signed with Colorado-based company Binske.