Rutgers Offers Free Certificate In Cannabis Law, Business To Students From Communities Impacted By War On Drugs

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  • The partnership "highlights the law school’s commitment to social justice."
  • “Our partnership with Rutgers Law School is an industry-defining moment," MCA co-founder says.

Rutgers Law School and Minority Cannabis Academy (MCA) are collaborating to expand access to cannabis-related educational programming for disenfranchised communities impacted by the war on drugs.

Rutgers Law School’s Certificate in Cannabis Law and Business is a six-month program that provides a foundation in the rules and regulations of New Jersey’s cannabis industry for those interested in becoming cannabis industry professionals.

Minority Cannabis Academy students will be able to participate in Rutgers’ Certificate in Cannabis Law and Business for free.

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“We are incredibly excited that students in the Minority Cannabis Academy will participate in Rutgers Law School’s Certificate in Cannabis Law and Business," said Rutgers Law Co-Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor. "We are excited to provide a legal education program that complements the professional development and technical training MCA provides for its students."

Co-Dean Kimberly Mutcherson added, “This partnership highlights the law school’s commitment to social justice and expanding access to legal education programs to broader communities.”

“Our partnership with Rutgers Law School is an industry-defining moment, in an industry that hasn’t been defined,” said Brendon Robinson, co-founder of the MCA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in New Jersey.

“Minority Cannabis Academy’s partnership with Rutgers Law will not only broaden the scope of education that our students have access to but most importantly the opportunities,” said Stanley Okoro, co-founder of the MCA. “Through this certification program at Rutgers Law, Minority Cannabis Academy students will learn cannabis law and business from one of the most reputable law schools in the state. With this partnership, we continue to ensure that our community not only has access to enter, but the resources needed to thrive in the evolving industry,” Okoro added.

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