Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Cannabis Workforce Initiative gearing up to educate New Yorkers on cannabis

As the Empire State’s legal adult-use cannabis market starts opening, a group providing training on the cannabis industry is trying to get as many New Yorkers as possible to consider a career in cannabis.

The New York State Cannabis Workforce Initiative – a partly state-funded collaborative effort of the nonprofit Workforce Development Institute and Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations – has trained about 250 people on the basics of the cannabis industry since the fall, said David Serrano, CWI’s project manager.

“I’m very grateful to live in a state where our elected officials see a need for this education and address it in a way that no other state has ever addressed cannabis and the workforce,” Serrano said. “This, to me, is the delivery of workforce equity for folks that are coming from impacted communities.”
Serrano, a service-disabled Navy veteran who’s worked in the legal cannabis industry across the country, said that he and other leaders of the joint project are connecting people with the educational and training resources they need to be successful in the legal cannabis market.

To read the complete article, go to

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.