Considering a career in the cannabis business? Now may be the time to take the plunge as licensed marijuana companies ramp up production and rush to fill jobs ahead of pot's legalization in Canada on Oct. 17.

"It's crunch time," said Jordan Sinclair, vice-president of communications for Canopy Growth, based in Smith Falls, Ont.

"This is probably the peak insanity for the HR team." The medical marijuana company has about 1,000 employees, but that number will soon balloon by more than half.

It's looking to fill upwards of 600 new positions as the company prepares for the recreational pot market.

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Sophia Harris ~ CBC News ~

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