Planet 13 hiring 250 ahead of cannabis superstore’s debut in Santa Ana – LA Daily News

A Las Vegas cannabis dispensary is looking to hire 250 workers for a soon-to-be-completed superstore in Santa Ana as the company expands its operations amid a gradually improving COVID-19 economy.

Planet 13 hopes to fill the Orange County positions by July. It also will be adding 40 cash registers and 80 additional employees at its Las Vegas store, boosting companywide staffing by 330.

The 45,000-square-foot Santa Ana location at 3400 Warner Ave. will be called Planet 13 Orange County.

The company’s vice president of sales and marketing says it’s a prime spot for the company’s first foray beyond Nevada.

“It’s about 10 minutes from Disneyland, five minutes from the South Coast Plaza mall and close to the beach,” said David Farris. “We know that many people who visit our Las Vegas location are from California.”

Planet 13 touts its Las Vegas location as the “world’s largest cannabis store,” and said the Santa Ana dispensary will be the second largest.

Larry Scheffler, the company’s co-CEO, said business is picking up as COVID-19 numbers continue to fall and pandemic-related restrictions are eased.

“We’re pleased that Vegas is coming back to life and feeling like Vegas again, and are happy that as the tourists return we’re able to hire for various positions immediately,” Scheffler said in a statement. “Plus, in the next few months, hundreds of more jobs will become available at our first superstore in Santa Ana.”

Big business

Data from Flowhub, a cannabis advocacy group, show the U.S. cannabis market is valued at $61 billion, with nationwide cannabis sales rising 67% in 2020.

The interior of Planet 13 Orange County will be immersive, with a floor that’s digitally programmed to look like water that ripples when visitors walk across it, and umbrellas all over the ceiling.

The data additionally shows 12% of

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