Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick to Launch Cannabis Cultivation Program

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UPDATE: This story has been updated to note that Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) is offering the cultivation program, not New Brunswick Community College (NBCC).

Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) has partnered with a Moncton-based marijuana producer to launch Canada’s first medical cannabis cultivation program.

Twenty-five people will be accepted into the first cohort of the 12-week trial program. The students will learn about horticulture and how to meet strict medical marijuana regulations from Health Canada, while getting hands-on experience at Organigram’s Moncton facility.

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“We’ll provide the training, but Organigram will provide the landscape to continue the training,” says Michel Doucet, CCNB executive director of continuing education.

The New Brunswick government will be paying $70,000 to cover tuition for the first wave of 25 students.

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Source: Cannabis Business Times

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