Now that the great state of New York has fully legalized cannabis and future participants are already applying for business licenses, the Workforce Development Institute and Cornell University have teamed up to form the Cannabis Workforce Initiative (CWI).
As state regulators begin the licensing process, members of this joint effort are seeking to connect people interested in joining the industry, especially those applying for social equity licenses, with the educational and training resources they’ll need to be successful.
The CWI initiative is developing a system of outreach and education for employers, organizations and individuals looking to get into the industry, including those with criminal records and others harmed by cannabis criminalization. Indeed, Gov. Kathy Hochul pledged $200 million to support social equity applicants.
– Read the entire article at Benzinga.