Worcester Polytechnic Institute is going green for the new semester. The university in Worcester, Massachusetts, is partnering with cannabis education company, Green Flower, to offer four cannabis qualification certificates for those interested in pursuing a career in the growing industry.
“The Massachusetts market is growing so fast from a cannabis perspective, and that really needs well-trained people to be able to supply the industry with high-quality talent,” Green Flower CEO Max Simon said.
According to Simon, his California-based company has partnerships with universities all over the country to offer online curriculum -- but this is the first in Massachusetts.
“We’re very excited about this partnership with WPI. However, because of the fact that the Massachusetts cannabis industry is really one of the best in the country in terms of economic growth, in terms of career opportunity, and in terms of just acceptance within the space,” he said.
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