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IVCC receives authorization for pilot cannabis program

Community college is one of nine to receive the designation

Illinois’ Department of Agriculture Division of Cannabis Regulation has authorized Illinois Valley Community College to operate under the Community College Vocational Pilot Program License.

IVCC is one of nine community colleges to receive the designation.

The license strengthens IVCC’s program and likely will allow it to grow and process industrial hemp.

Twenty-three students are enrolled in the college’s Introduction to cannabis production this fall. The course is part of the Basic Cannabis Production certificate program. An Advanced Cannabis Production certificate begins in January.