US (CT): University establishes new sustainable certification for cannabis businesses

With the threat of climate change looming, it is important for farmers to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations. As the cannabis industry continues to grow, Eastern Connecticut State University has established a new certification for cannabis businesses engaged in mindful behavior.

"It prompts businesses to think about what they could be doing," Eastern Connecticut State University Institute for Sustainability Interim Director Patricia Szczys said during a panel at Eastern Connecticut State University.

The New England Sustainable Cannabis Certification was announced during the inaugural "New England Cannabis Research & Education Conference," which began Friday and ended Saturday.

The theme of the conference, held at the David G. Carter Science Building, was " Growing Plants, Helping People." Students from Connecticut and several other states attended the conference as well as industry professionals. It was the first cannabis conference to be held in the state.

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