A few days ago, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission announced it's launching a new education and business development training program, specifically for small, minority, women led business in cannabis space.
Maryland has already started awarding licenses for medical retail dispensaries (congrats to Mary & Main for receiving one) and knows that recreational isn't going to be far off considering Washington, DC is already legal for adult use. As the state continues to expand its footprint into the cannabis industry, it knows that proper training will make the journey more successful, compliant, and efficient.
The Commission will be selecting up to 5 providers to provide education and training and each provider will be given up to $45,000 to carry these trainings out. The trainings last anywhere from three (3) to six (6) months starting in December. Providers will be announced by the end of November.
Here is the projected timeline for this program:
Grant Program Announced: August 21st, 2018
Conference for Applicants: August 30th, 2018, at 10:00 AM ET (Dial-in Number is 1-866-792-3105 Conference code is 3140169743)
Letter of Intent:: Due Wednesday, September 5th, 2018, by 5:00 PM ET
Application: Due Wednesday, September 26, 2018, by 5:00 PM ET
Anticipated Announcement of Award(s): November 2018
For more details, click here to read the formal announcement.