Oakton Community College offering free workshops for craft marijuana growers
Oakton Community College will host free workshops later this month for those seeking a state license to craft grow and transport marijuana.
Sessions will be held in open-forum format, small group settings and as one-on-one consultations. Applicants from throughout the state also can participate via livestream. Workshops are focused on serving Social Equity applicants, but are open to all who have applied or are interested in applying for licenses.
Workshop topics include legal and compliance training on state and local regulations, including zoning and reporting; cannabis industry best practices; and other services needed to operate a cannabis business. Oakton's medical cannabis program faculty and members of the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois will lead the sessions.
Workshops offered on Oakton's campus in Des Plaines, 1600 E. Golf Road, include: Overview session: Craft Grower License, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Room 1604; Overview session: Transportation License, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, Room 1604; One-on-one consulting sessions, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, Room 1604; and Small group sessions on Illinois law related to cannabis, cultivation and transportation, 9 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, Room 1604.