Baton Rouge: Southern University to host cannabis education, career event beginning Feb. 18

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BATON ROUGE, La (BPROUD) — Southern University will be the first stop for Green Enterprise’s College to Career initiative tour. This event will bring together entrepreneurs, state officials, and leaders to discuss solutions to create a point of entry in the emerging cannabis industry.

The events, content and programming will take place throughout the remainder of 2022, and feature a combination of conversations and lectures covering a wide range of topics, from entrepreneurship to cannabis marketing to building an inclusive industry, beginning in partnership with the Southern University System, the only system of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation.

Participating campuses are the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, which holds one of only two licenses to grow medical marijuana in Louisiana; Southern University Law Center; and Southern University and A&M College.

The inaugural event will place on Feb. 18-19, at the Southern University Law Center.

“As part of our valued partnership with Ilera Holistic Healthcare, Southern became the first HBCU to launch a medicinal marijuana line of products,” said Ray L. Belton, president of the Southern University System and chancellor of Southern University and A&M College. “We are pleased to join with Green Enterprise in expanding the field of opportunities for others in this innovative space that will spark important dialogue and provide access to invaluable resources and networking.”

The presenting sponsor, Curaleaf, will facilitate special conversations, initiatives, and leave-behinds to begin in-earnest partnerships between cannabis operators and HBCUs, fostering an effective talent pipeline into the industry.

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