State Lawmakers, Cannabis Industry Leaders Unveil ‘Jail-to-Jobs’ Program to Bolster Communities Harmed by Drug Policies

State Lawmakers, Cannabis Industry Leaders Unveil ‘Jail-to-Jobs’ Program to Bolster Communities Harmed by Drug Policies

Massachusetts lawmakers joined cannabis industry leaders on Thursday to launch a new pilot program — called CultivatED — that would provide scholarships, job training and legal services to people harmed by federal drug policy.

The initiative, helmed by state Rep. Chynah Tyler, D-Boston, would do everything from helping to connect those individuals with criminal records to expungement resources, to providing educational opportunities that would include courses and degree programs in cannabis industry studies.

Leaders in the budding cannabis industry — attorneys, politicians and academics — converged on Boston’s Hynes Convention Center, where the news was shared, for the start of a three-day Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo.

– Read the entire article at Mass Live.

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