The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is partnering with cannabis education company Green Flower to provide members with free training courses. Green Flower will offer MCBA members four on-demand certificate programs, including retail, cultivation, manufacturing, and cannabis business essentials.

Max Simon, Green Flower CEO and co-founder, said the company is “thrilled to partner with MCBA as they live their vision for an equitable, just, and responsible cannabis industry.”  

“In order to create a truly fair and equitable cannabis industry, we must all do our part to support and empower communities that have been most impacted by the War on Drugs. MCBA is doing this on-the-ground, transformational work every day, and Green Flower is proud to offer our educational courses to play a small but important part in bringing about this change.” — Simon in a press release 

Certificates offered through Green Flower’s programs include dispensary associate; cultivation technician; manufacturing agent; and cannabis business essentials. 

“The cannabis industry is rapidly growing and creating new employment opportunities for a new generation of professionals,” said Kaliko Castille, MCBA interim executive director, in a statement. “We are proud to work with Green Flower to prepare our members to take advantage of this educational training program that will prepare them to not only join the cannabis workforce but to build their own successful businesses.” 

Green Flower has partnered with colleges and universities throughout the country on cannabis education, offering certificates for both matriculated and non-matriculated students.