Cannabis teaching lab under construction at Niagara

March 27, 2018

Niagara College announced that it has received five specially modified shipping containers for its cannabis production teaching lab. The 900-square foot facility will accommodate 150-200 plants while housing “state-of-the art lighting and environmental control equipment,” according to the Niagara release. The program is set to launch in September of 2018, and will reportedly train students in cultivation techniques while ensuring that they gain expertise in the complex regulatory framework that governs Canada’s cannabis industry. Niagara said that it has received over 300 applications for the program, which requires a diploma or degree in “in the areas of Horticulture, Greenhouse Technology, Agricultural Sciences, Plant Sciences, Biology or a related discipline.” Niagara