The city is again partnering with Union College to offer a 15-hour training course on how to get entry-level jobs in the state's growing cannabis industry.
The online course, which will be held 6 to 9 p.m. on five Mondays from Sept. 12 to Oct. 10, is the third time the NJ Cannabis Certified program has partnered with Plainfield and the college.
"This historic partnership with the City of Plainfield is really one of a kind," Sarah Trent, founder of NJ Cannabis Certified and owner of Valley Wellness, a medical marijuana dispensary that will open on Route 202 in Raritan Borough in November, said in a news release. "I am not aware of any other municipality that has taken it upon themselves to fund cannabis workforce development training for their residents."
The course covers the human body’s endocannabinoid system, the basics of cannabis cultivation, an introduction to processing, products available in New Jersey and elsewhere, and the procedures working in a New Jersey medical cannabis dispensary and how to assist New Jersey medical marijuana program patients that have qualifying conditions.