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Weed school set to launch at Olds College

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WATCH: In summer 2018, southern Alberta's Olds College will offer a cannabis production program. As Tracy Nagai reports, students will get hands-on experience with two local cannabis producers – May 2, 2018

Olds College plans to roll out a new Cannabis Production program this summer which consists of four online courses followed by a two-week field study where students will get hands-on experience.

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“Olds College has supported the horticulture industry for over 50 years, offering hands-on programming that explores the production and management of plants, management of pests, landscapes, soils and water systems,” said Debbie Thompson with Olds College, in a news release.

Here are the four online courses offered as part of the new Cannabis Production program:

  • Introduction to Horticulture Production
  • Introduction to Crop Production and Facilities
  • Cannabis Legislation and Documentation
  • Horticulture for Cannabis Production

After students complete the online portion, they will apply the production practices in a hands-on environment with licensed cannabis producers Sundial Growers and Terra Life Sciences.

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Registration for the Cannabis Production program at Olds College opened on May 1.