CCNB to launch professional course on marijuana cultivation

October 6, 2016

Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick plans to create a professional program in marijuana cultivation, reports the Globe and Mail. The move comes at a time when Canada’s medical marijuana companies are looking to expand into a much larger recreational market, following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to legalize the plant’s recreational use by spring 2017. CCNB will look to institute the new program next year, says Michel Doucet, the school’s executive director of continuing education and customized learning. Doucet adds that the program will have a direct focus on readying graduates to work in the marijuana industry, saying that, “we’re looking at training qualified employees to meet the needs of industry, versus training students at large.” Globe and Mail