ABOUT THC STAFFING GROUP
THC Staffing Group is an organization dedicated to closing the gap between America’s rapidly growing cannabis industry and diverse, qualified employment candidates. The organization was founded by best friends and seasoned activists, Shaleen Title and Danielle Schumacher, when they combined their dedication to smart drug policy with their desire to foster the development of a fair, robust and legal cannabis industry.
After meeting as roommates, Shaleen & Danielle realized they shared a similar vision of ending the drug war and legalizing cannabis. They co-founded the University of Illinois chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy before going on to serve as activists in the industry. Today, the founders of THC Staffing Group have over 30 combined years of experience as activists, consultants, and recruiters for the legal cannabis movement and industry.
After her appointment to the Massachusetts newly formed Cannabis Control Commission, Shaleen Title left THC Staffing Group in 2017. Danielle continues as President & CEO and will continue THC Staffing Group’s mission of connecting diverse cross-sections of America’s population with employment opportunities in the industry.
"The mom in her 40s is the one with the power to push marijuana into the mainstream once and for all,”
Meet Our Team
With one partner located on the east coast and one on the west coast, THC Staffing Group spans the country both geographically and in terms of experience and network.
Danielle Schumacher is a seasoned activist with experience running cannabis businesses across the country. As the first chancellor of Oaksterdam University, Danielle worked with Richard Lee to establish America’s first cannabis college during which she developed the curriculum and recruited, trained, and supervised instructors. She coordinated extensive major media coverage and has been quoted by various media outlets including Fox News, CNBC, and San Francisco Chronicle. Her favorite part of the experience was advising graduates and helping people to start new careers they love.
Originally from the Chicago area, Danielle was recruited by the Berkeley Patients Group in 2005 to head the Cannabis Action Network (CAN), a national coalition to fight for the right of adults to access and responsibly use cannabis. Danielle has served as office manager for internationally-respected authority on cannabis Chris Conrad and activist author Mikki Norris, and she currently serves as office manager for noted physician Frank Lucido MD and nurse practitioner, Maria Mangini PhD FNP.
Before being recruited to California, Danielle was Executive Director of Illinois NORML and held the Youth Seat on the National NORML Board of Directors. She was named Freedom Fighter by High Times Magazine at age 22. Danielle co-founded University of Illinois chapters of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and Students for Sensible Drug Policy in 2001. She earned a degree in anthropology in 2004, graduating with highest distinction and earning the Patricia O’Brien Award for Outstanding Senior Thesis.
As an event planner, Danielle has planned dozens of memorable events including Ed Rosenthal’s Second Wonders of Cannabis Festival in Golden Gate Park and Frank Lucido and Maria Mangini’s annual Open House and Garden Party in Berkeley. She has also facilitated countless meetings and workshops, including legal workshops for Americans for Safe Access since 2006.
Danielle serves as the current President & CEO of THC Staffing Group and continues her mission of perpetuating equity in the legal cannabis industry.
Tiffany helps cannabis businesses find diverse talent as a recruiter for THC Staffing Group. She works with a variety of companies and candidates from across the country. A former associate director of employer relations at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she has 20 years of experience in recruiting, marketing and operations. Tiffany is a volunteer with Women Grow Boston, a networking organization for women in the cannabis industry. She holds a BS in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Simmons School of Management. She is based in the Boston area.
"The best shot that corporate transplants have is volunteering and accruing actual time invested in the movement."
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
With our long-standing, excellent reputations in the cannabis industry and movement, we offer a unique and necessary service to employers. Through our access to a deep pool of qualified and highly diverse candidates, we maintain a professional commitment to the continued successful growth of the American cannabis industry.
While there are thousands of general, cross-industry recruitment companies, THC Staffing Group focuses solely on the cannabis industry, including dispensaries, cultivation centers, ancillary businesses or nonprofit organizations focused on drug policy.
During their 15+ years working in this field, we have both mentored numerous people and helped match them with companies that were looking to hire. As the cannabis industry has matured, we have witnessed the growing need for this type of service.