JARS Cannabis & Terrapin team up for cannabis scholarship program

Higher Learning Institutions Cannabis Education Program

Higher Learning Institutions Cannabis Education ProgramGR Magazine shares that two Michigan cannabis companies are partnering with a school to create a social equity scholarship program for 20-plus adults in the cannabis industry:

Boulder, Colorado-based Terrapin, a cannabis grower and processor with operations in Grand Rapids, is teaming up with Troy-based JARS Cannabis, an operator of licensed retail dispensaries, to fund the first cohort of a new scholarship program.

The cannabis companies united to partner with Higher Learning Institutions, Michigan’s first licensed vocational and technical school for cannabis, to offer a yearlong professional development program for minority entrepreneurs and professionals called the Cannabis Community Social Equity Scholarship (CCSE).

“The war on drugs disproportionately affected many groups and communities in Michigan,” said Terrapin CEO Chris Woods. “We feel a responsibility to help right those wrongs and create pathways into the legal cannabis industry for those who were targeted the most.”

Anyone interested in gaining the technical knowledge to build a cannabusiness or career can apply, but the CCSE scholarship will be focused on social equity applicants, or those who reside in disproportionately impacted communities and have plans to operate a marijuana establishment there; those who have marijuana-related convictions; or people who have been registered as primary caregivers in Michigan.

…“We seek to empower individuals who are eager to work in this growing industry and feel confident that this new partnership program will cultivate professional opportunities that will allow those who have been disproportionately affected by the marijuana prohibition to do so,” said Niccole Milton, director of social equity and community involvement at JARS Cannabis.

Applications are online at Higher Learning.

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