Cannabis Education: The Business of Cannabis Certificate

  • 3 Months
  • $2300.00
  • Online - Instructor Led

This course is offered in partnership with Green Flower, the world's most comprehensive, on-demand training platform, built specifically for cannabis professionals.

Your Future In The Industry Starts Here.

For anyone considering a career in cannabis or hemp, specialist knowledge is the key to unlocking the industry’s most exciting opportunities. The cannabis landscape is complex, ever-changing and unique. This certificate will provide you with a clear understanding of the cannabis industry, how it got there, and where it’s going.

Studying the Business of Cannabis, you’ll develop critical business skills like risk analysis, scaling operations and regulatory compliance. View cannabis — and your future in the industry — with a well-informed and entrepreneurial mindset.

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
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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
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The Business of Cannabis II: Scaling Operations

Dive more deeply into sector-specific challenges in areas such as real estate, regulatory compliance, marketing, sales, accounting and finance, human resources, and innovation and investment. Participants 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

Cannabis Creates New Careers and Skill Demands



Sales Growth Expected in NY

In 2019, New York state reported over $125 million in legal cannabis sales. The New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association projects an increase to $4.2 billion in sales by 2027. Source: Leafly 2021 Jobs Report



In 2021, there were 428,000 full-time employees in the cannabis industry in the United States. Source: Leafly 2022 Jobs Report



Legal cannabis worker jobs are projected to grow by 250% between 2018-2028, far outpacing any other fast-growing career. Source: Leafly 2020 Jobs Report

Next Start Date

Jan 8, 2024

Three Courses, Eight weeks each

100% Online, Instructor led, asynchronous

Installment Option,$350/month*
*following initial $750 payment

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