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Christopher J. Tuchio saw students graduate from the gardening program and pursue careers in entertainment centers in Connecticut or Massachusetts.

Now, students at Nagatak Valley Community College can take lessons on how to grow marijuana.

The college joins a number of higher education institutions in the state, including UConn, which offers cannabis-related education.

“We have been providing plant-growing skills and they have to adapt to the work,” said Tuciyo, a horticultural development coordinator and professor of horticulture at the Community College STEM. “Now, it’s really important. We can train them especially for the present.

The course, known as cannabis horticulture, is similar to the one offered by Quinbug Valley Community College, which launched a cannabis study program last year.

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