ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – Applications will soon be open for New York state’s cannabis compliance training and mentorship program.
The ten-week program is based on existing farmer apprenticeship and fellowship programs, with the goal of preparing farmers for the cannabis industry. The program will consist of webinars covering topics such as cannabis cultivation.
The application window will begin October 20th and close on November 3th and the webinars will take place between November and February 2023.
“The New York cannabis industry promises ample opportunities, and we are helping New Yorkers to prepare themselves so they can take advantage of them,” said Tremaine Wright, Chair of the Cannabis Control Board. “We know that many New Yorkers have experience growing and processing plants. Now we’re offering the compliance skills training necessary to thrive in our regulated industry.”
Candidates for the Compliance Training Program must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a valid, government issued photo ID
- Have historical experience in agriculture and cultivating traditional crops, and processing food and beverage products in regulated markets
The size of the selected applicants will range from 200-250 participants, subject to the quality and quantity of applications submitted.