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‘How to Start a Cannabis Business’ Class at HCC Rescheduled for Feb. 6

HOLYOKE — An introductory course at Holyoke Community College (HCC) for people interested in starting a cannabis business has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6. The three-hour class, run by the Cannabis Education Center, was cancelled on Dec. 6 due to weather. 

The Cannabis Education Center is a partnership between HCC and C3RN, the Cannabis Community Care and Research Network.

“How to Start a Cannabis Business” will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development on HCC’s main campus, 303 Homestead Ave. The course, which costs $99, is a comprehensive introductory session about starting a cannabis business.

Other upcoming Cannabis Education Center classes include:

• “Professional Cannabis Business Plan Development,” on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute, 164 Race St., Holyoke. This $199 course is for experienced cannabis entrepreneurs who need assistance developing a business plan; and

• “Medical Cannabis 101,” on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the HCC Kittredge Center, a course for dispensary agents and healthcare providers. The cost is $99. 

Space is limited, so advance registration and pre-payment are required for all courses. No walk-ins will be allowed. To register, visit hcc.edu/bcs and click on ‘Cannabis Education.’