Niagara is well known for its wine and pretty soon it may also be known for its pot. Tweed farms has announced it will open a 350,000 square foot facility in Niagara, the government will have its own pot shop in town and you’ll also be able to get a certificate at Niagara College in commercial cannabis production.
Located in the heart of Ontario, Niagara College has announced it will provide a 1-year program where students can earn a post-grad certificate in commercial cannabis production.
Any students who have earned a diploma in agricultural sciences or horticulture will be able to quality for the newly created cannabis program.
The commercial cannabis program will teach students the finer points in plant pathology and how to grow marijuana, regulations, standards and legal requirements pertaining to licensed producers.
The program is in high demand as legislative changes are set to legalize marijuana in 2018.
“There’s a huge need for highly-skilled well-trained workers who are not only knowledgeable about the crop itself, but the legal requirements governed by Health Canada,” according to the dean of Niagara College, Al Unwin.
The campus for the program is located at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus and is approved the by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
Students will also receive practical experience in the campus facilities greenhouse.
The curriculum is based on the commercial production of cannabis and how it can be used to produce medical marijuana, hemp fibre and hemp seed.