4Cs to Host Cannabis-related Workshops

HYANNIS – The Center for Corporate and Professional Education at Cape Cod Community College will launch cannabis-related workshops beginning next month.

Two introductory workshops will introduce the marijuana industry and provide an overview of state regulations.

The three-hour sessions are September 18 at 3 p.m. at the college’s Hyannis Center on Main Street, and September 19 in Plymouth at 3 p.m. at the John Carver Inn on Summer Street.

The college’s Director of Workforce Development and Training Tammi Jacobson says they are designed for individuals seeking to start a business in the field.

The introductory course is a precursor to a two-day “The Business of Cannabis” intensive course on October 16 and 17 in Wareham. The sessions are from 3 to 6 p.m. each day at Towne Place Suites on Rosebrook Place.

“It’s a six-hour program that includes strategies for navigating through the legal marijuana industry, and how to own, invest in, or work for local businesses,” Jacobson said.

The two-day intensive program also includes capital requirements to complete in the industry, unique challenges faced by owners and operators, and a review of compliance and security considerations.

“We will have panelists talking during that two-day intensive as well,” she said. “So they will really get to learn hands on from individuals in the field.”

Patriot Care will present the sessions. Patriot Care is a subsidiary of Columbia Care, which is one of the largest vertically integrated operators in the medicinal cannabis industry.

Jacobson said it is an emerging industry in the state.

“It’s important for us to be talking about these industries and looking at their viability and educating individuals on how to get involved,” she said.

The Center for Corporate and Professional Education at the college works to enhance the livelihood of individuals on Cape Cod can live and make a sustainable living in the region.

“We are always looking at new and emerging industries that are popping up to benefit them,” Jacobson said.

The cost is $10 for each of the introductory workshops, and $99 for the two-day intensive program.

Registration is open to the public, but seats are limited.

The center is also offering a workshop on cryptocurrency and blockchain September 4.

“That is another new and emerging industry,” Jacobson said.

The program will be held at the Hyannis Center on Main Street.

“We are going to be talking about the way blockchains and cryptocurrencies are changing the world,” she said.

The first 20 participants for the program will receive a free copy of “Blockchain for Everyone: How I learned the Secrets of the New Millionaire Class (And You Can Too)” by Sir John Hargrave.

To register for any of the courses, contact the college’s Center for Corporate and Professional Education by calling 508-375-5013, by emailing ccpe@capecod.edu, or by visiting the www.capecod.edu/ccape/small-business/.

About Brian Merchant

Brian Merchant grew up in Central Massachusetts and now lives in South Dennis on the Cape. He has been part of the news team in the CapeCod.com NewsCenter since the spring of 2014. He studied radio broadcasting at the University of Tennessee.

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