As the Oneida Indian Nation prepares to open its first dispensary in Verona, New York on January 3, 2024, it will host career information sessions on December 14 and 16, 2023 for those interested in future employment opportunities. During these sessions, attendees will learn more about all the roles available within Verona Collective’s seed-to-sale cannabis operation and why establishing a work history with Turning Stone Enterprises is the best way to secure a highly sought-after position with Verona Collective.

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (December 6, 2023) – On January 3, 2024, Verona Collective will welcome guests to its first dispensary, located at 5250 Willow Place in Verona, New York directly across from Turning Stone Resort Casino. Ahead of the dispensary’s grand opening, the Oneida Indian Nation’s cannabis enterprise will host two days of information sessions on Thursday, December 14 and Saturday, December 16 to help area jobseekers learn more about available career opportunities with Verona Collective and how to best prepare to be hired.

Verona Collective is a seed-to-sale cannabis business fully operated by the Oneida Indian Nation from the cultivation of plants to processing, packaging and retail sales, all on Nation lands. Earlier this year, construction was completed on the new enterprise’s 50,000-square-foot cultivation facility, and when its first dispensary opens next month, it will offer a full array of products that include cannabis flower, pre-rolls, edibles and more from Verona Collective’s brands Trim & Proper, CNY Provisions, Humble & Kind and Fair Shake.

In Spring 2024, Verona Collective will launch its second dispensary as well, also located in Verona. In the coming months, a new wave of hiring will begin for a variety of positions in preparation for this second location. Verona Collective also plans to open additional dispensaries over the next 18 to 24 months.

Since the announcement of Verona Collective’s creation this fall, there has been an unprecedented level of interest in cannabis careers with the Oneida Indian Nation’s newest enterprise. During the upcoming information sessions, attendees will be introduced to Verona Collective’s full range of job opportunities, including positions in:

  • Cultivation
  • Processing
  • Packaging
  • Retail

They will also learn more about the Oneida Indian Nation’s commitment to first offering new opportunities to its current team members. Because of this, and because employment at Verona Collective requires an outstanding work history, joining the Turning Stone Enterprises team is the best and fastest way to become a top candidate.

“There is a huge amount of interest in jobs with Verona Collective, both within the Oneida Indian Nation’s current team and across the region,” said Ryan Riggs, Turning Stone Enterprises Vice President for Retail. “Joining the Turning Stone Enterprises team is a great way to receive a first look at these opportunities and to build the skills we’re looking for throughout Verona Collective: exceptional customer service, strong communication and collaboration, flexibility and more.”

Anyone interested in jobs with Verona Collective is encouraged to register for one of the upcoming information sessions by visiting

Event Details
Date: Thursday, December 14
Time: 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Location: Turning Stone Resort Casino

Media Contact:
Oneida Indian Nation
Joel Barkin, VP of Communications