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The Business of Cannabis Certificate

The cannabis industry is growing rapidly, and professionals are needed to fill a variety of roles, from human resources to marketing, sales, management, and more. Our program is specifically designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the cannabis industry, its evolution, and its future trajectory.

Are you ready to harness the immense opportunities presented by the booming cannabis industry? Designed to empower aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals, this program provides the essential knowledge and strategies to thrive in the dynamic world of cannabis business.

In this engaging and practical course, we dive deep into the unique challenges and intricacies of the cannabis industry. From navigating legal and regulatory frameworks to understanding industry trends and consumer behavior, our experienced instructors will equip you with the insights needed to make informed business decisions.

Discover the fundamentals of cannabis business management, including effective marketing and branding strategies tailored to the cannabis industry. Learn how to develop robust business plans, secure financing, and optimize operational processes to ensure long-term success. 

Stay ahead of the curve by gaining insights into the latest innovations, technologies, and trends shaping the future of the industry.

Through case studies and interactive exercises, you’ll apply your knowledge to solve practical challenges faced by cannabis businesses.

Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a prestigious Business of Cannabis Certificate, a testament to your expertise and commitment to excellence in the cannabis industry. This credential will enhance your credibility and provide a competitive edge as you pursue your entrepreneurial endeavors or advance your career within established cannabis companies.

Don’t miss this chance to become a trailblazer in the rapidly evolving world of cannabis business. Enroll today and unlock the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of the industry, seize opportunities, and achieve lasting success. 

Frequent Asked Questions

The programs are self-paced and you can register and begin the courses at any time. Once you complete your registration you’ll receive an email with course access.

Students should expect to dedicate around six hours per week to complete coursework in this program.

These programs are currently not eligible for federal aid, however we do offer a payment plan.

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3 Units 

8 weeks each

100% Online

Instructor led, asynchronous

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$2,500 $2,300

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Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands​


In 2022, there were over 417,000 full-time employees in the cannabis industry in the United States.

Source: Vangst Jobs Report 2023

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For five years in a row the cannabis industry grew by more than 27%, making it one of the fastest growing industries in the country.

Source: Leafly Jobs Report 2022


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In this comprehensive webinar, you will learn about the cannabis industry, job opportunities, and how these programs can help you join this fast-growing industry.

Discover A New Career Path in The Cannabis Industry

100% Online | No Prerequisites 

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Unparalleled Cannabis Education

Learn From Industry Pioneers

Discover the secrets of the booming cannabis industry with engaging video content led by industry pioneers and leading experts. These experts possess extensive knowledge and experience in various aspects of the industry and have played a vital role in shaping this emerging field. With their unique insights and research, you will have an unparalleled educational opportunity to master the latest trends and best practices in the cannabis industry. Learn from the best, hone your skills, and achieve your cannabis career goals.

The Highest Standards for Online Learning

We are committed to providing you with expert education that can be applied in a real-world setting. Our cutting-edge curriculum is designed to equip you with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the cannabis industry. Our team of experts is dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of our course is optimized for effective learning and retention. With our carefully crafted curriculum, you can be confident that you are receiving an exceptional educational experience that will prepare you for success in the rapidly expanding cannabis industry.

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Al Foreman

Partner & CIO of Tuatara Capital

An expert in private equity and corporate finance leveraging 20 years of leadership experience from Tuatara Capital, Highbridge, J.P Morgan, and CitiBank.

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Avis Bulbulyan

CEO of SIVA Enterprises

Former President of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force and leading authority in the industry with deep insight into the nuances, regulations, and trends of the cannabis business.

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Simone Cimiluca-Radzins, CPA

CEO of Kalogia

A global cannabis business expert leveraging her experience in financial and business management from PwC, Nike, and Fox Entertainment.

The Business of Cannabis Courses

Cannabis 101: History and Practice Across Industries

An in-depth introduction to cannabis, across history, culture and industry. Topics range from botany to business practices, including Cannabis Law and Policy, FDA regulation, and the many challenges that successful cannabis businesses face. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • History of Cannabis
  • Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System
  • Agriculture and Cultivation
  • Enterprise
  • Law and Policy
  • Cannabis Medicine and Healthcare
  • Careers in the Cannabis Industry

The Business of Cannabis I: Seed to Sale

Gain a broad understanding of how businesses innovate and adapt to industry trends. Includes fundamentals of cultivation, processing and extraction, manufacturing, lab setup and protocols, distribution, retail and delivery and licensing, with an emphasis on business ethics. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • The Business of Cannabis Cultivation
  • Processing and Manufacturing
  • Lab Testing and Analytics
  • Cannabis Distribution
  • The Cannabis Retail Guide
  • Cannabis Real Estate
  • Obtaining Licensing in the Cannabis Industry

The Business of Cannabis II: Scaling Operations

Dive more deeply into sector-specific challenges in areas like real estate, regulatory compliance, marketing, sales, accounting and finance, human resources and innovation and investment. Students complete a business portfolio that includes project management materials, risk analysis, accounting and operations reports and a case study analysis. Main topics covered in the course include:

  • Industrial Hemp
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Marketing in the Cannabis Industry
  • Sales in the Cannabis Industry
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Investment in the Cannabis Industry

Discover A New Career Path in The Business of Cannabis

Become an industry leader in the  fast-evolving cannabis industry.

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