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.
“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