Looking to get involved in the cannabis industry but don’t have the experience? Interested in learning new job skills, building a resume, and getting hands-on training? Interested in starting your own business? Make connections in the cannabis industry with professionals and build long term relationships through The Green Lady Dispensary’s mentorship program.


The Green Lady Dispensary (“TGLD”)’s goal is to support communities that have been disproportionately harmed by historical marijuana law enforcement and to become inclusive in the new legal marijuana industry.

TGLD’s facility, consisting of cultivation, processing, laboratory and dispensing operations, offers an opportunity for individuals to learn the science, technology, business, marketing and sales skills required to be successful in the cannabis industry. Individuals from areas of disproportionate impact, as well as minorities, women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of all gender identities and sexual orientations and persons with drug offenses on their records, will be able to apply for TGLD’s Mentorship Program to help them gain hands-on experience and transferable skills and knowledge that can be carried over to a range of professional pursuits in the cannabis industry.

Our goals are to:

  1. Reduce entry barriers in the commercial adult-use cannabis industry;

  2. Provide mentoring, professional, and technical services for individuals and businesses facing systemic barriers;

  3. Promote sustainable, socially and economically reparative practices in the cannabis industry in Massachusetts; and

  4. Provide access for and assisting individuals falling into the following demographics to achieve their goal of entering the adult-use marijuana industry.

    a Minorities

    b. Women

    c. Veterans

    d. People with disabilities; and

    e. People of all gender identities and sexual orientations.


Three full days of intensive training at our world-class cultivation, production, lab and retail space. The program will focus on areas that will help you develop skills, build a resume, or start a business of your own. Attendees will receive operational training, mentorship from experts in their field, form peer support groups, and build long term relationships for continued mentorship.

Apply to one of the following areas:

  • RETAIL - learn ‘Budtending’ sales skills, educating consumers to be responsible cannabis users, and the Massachusetts regulations

  • CULTIVATION – learn indoor organic growing practices, exposure to a number of different strains, and tips on best growing practices.

  • PRODUCT MANUFACTURING - with a focus on extraction techniques, you will be exposed to CO2 extraction, full-spectrum CO2 oil vs distillate, and the various forms of concentrate sold.

  • MARIJUANA INFUSED PRODUCTS (MIPS) - production from topicals to edibles. Great opportunity for individuals with food service experience who would like to apply that to edibles and topicals.

Once the course is completed you will receive a Certificate of Achievement.


It’s FREE! Ferry tickets and housing will be  funded by TGLD  while on Nantucket for the training sessions, and TGLD will offer continued mentoring for individuals and businesses facing systemic barriers who are interested in being involved in the industry.


  • Marijuana Infused Products (MIPs) production from topicals to edibles - March 19 – 22nd, 2020

  • CO2 Extraction and Short Path Distillation – April 16 – 19th, 2020

  • Cultivation and Organic Growing Techniques – May 14 – 17th, 2020

  • Retail ‘Bud Tending’ Professionalism and Knowledge  – June 18 – 21st, 2020

Each of these sessions will be held in small groups of 5 individuals.


  • Past or present residents in areas of disproportionate impact. The 29 areas designated by the Cannabis Control Commission are Abington; Amherst; Boston (designated census tracts identified by the Commission); Braintree; Brockton; Chelsea; Fall River; Fitchburg; Greenfield; Haverhill; Holyoke; Lowell (certain neighborhoods to be designated by the Commission); Lynn; Mansfield; Monson; New Bedford; North Adams; Pittsfield; Quincy; Randolph; Revere; Southbridge; Spencer; Springfield (certain neighborhoods to be designated by the Commission); Taunton; Walpole; Wareham; West Springfield; and Worcester (certain neighborhoods to be designated by the Commission).  

  • Individuals that have a past drug conviction but are otherwise legally employable in a cannabis-related enterprise and have been a resident of Massachusetts for at least the preceding 12 months.

  • Commission-designated Economic Empowerment Priority applicants or Commission-designated Social Equity Program participants.

  • Minorities, Women, Veterans, People with disabilities and people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

Individuals must be over the age of 21 with valid ID such as a driver’s license or passport to participate.


TGLD will accept 10 of individuals, from an area of disproportionate impact[1], that have a past drug conviction as described above, or are Commission designated Economic Empowerment or Social Equity Program participants, annually to participate in the mentorship program.

In addition, TGLD will accept 10 of minorities, women, veterans, people with disabilities or people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

We tried our best to answer your questions here, but if you need more information, please email us at and we'll respond. Promise.

[1] Preference will be given to past or present residents of Wareham and New Bedford.


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