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Garden Remedies’ Catalyst Mentoring Program Gives Massachusetts Cannabis Entrepreneurs a Hand Up

Program Offers Immersive Learning in Cultivation, Processing and Retail from Experienced Medical Marijuana Professionals

MELROSE, MA, September 14, 2018 – Garden Remedies, Inc., Massachusetts’ first woman-led and physician-led cannabis company, is launching the Catalyst Mentoring Program to equip newcomers with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the fast-evolving and complex cannabis industry. The program is designed for participants who have been approved as priority applicants by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, which aims to ensure diversity in the new cannabis market. Catalyst begins with an orientation class and tour onOctober 15 at Garden Remedies’ state-of-art cultivation and processing facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

The Catalyst Mentoring Program is a natural extension of Garden Remedies’ focus on educating patients and the public at large about the many benefits of the natural medicine and increasing access to safe, pure and regulated cannabis products.

“As a woman entrepreneur in an emerging—and often misunderstood—business, I’ve experienced challenges and relied on a talented team with diverse experiences to help overcome them and grow a thriving business,” said Dr. Karen Munkacy, M.D., Founder, President and CEO of Garden Remedies, Inc. “I’m pleased that our wealth of knowledge can be shared through the Catalyst Mentoring Program to give others a path to success.”

Format and Application

The 14-week GRI Catalyst program will have a series of in-person and virtual learning experiences and mentoring sessions aimed at addressing the unique business challenges and opportunities in the cannabis industry. Along the way, participants will be paired with Garden Remedies mentors to offer fresh perspectives and one-on-one feedback. Each class will have access to three learning tracks—processing, cultivation or retail—with access to the knowledge in our high-tech lab, kitchen, cultivation facility or retail dispensary.

There is no fee to participate in this program. Interested participants can learn more and apply at or visit Garden Remedies’ booth at the 2018 Boston Freedom Rally at the historic Boston Common on September 14, 15 and 16. Applications are due September 28.

About Garden Remedies

Garden Remedies, Inc., Massachusetts’ first woman-led and physician-led medical cannabis dispensary, creates natural, safe, and pure cannabis products that help patients treat debilitating conditions and improve their quality of life. Our mission is to provide compassionate, natural and science-backed relief through the use of medical marijuana. Garden Remedies’ best-in-class cultivation facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is the operations headquarters where proprietary cannabis products are grown, formulated, tested, and packaged. Garden Remedies offers next-day home delivery service to medical patients and operates a registered medical marijuana dispensary in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit

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