Introduction to the Cannabis Industry

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A notebook with a cannabis leaf on it.

Introduction to the Cannabis Industry is an eight-week course that covers all sectors of the industry from cultivation to retail. The course will introduce a new group of students to the cannabis industry while helping seasoned professionals enhance their understanding of the industry, including its heavy regulation. Students will also benefit from the course’s regional focus, with an overview of the history of cannabis in California and the state’s track-and-trace system for cannabis products from plants to consumers’ hands.

While this course does not provide job placement services, the content has been designed by industry professionals who understand the skills and knowledge needed to work in the cannabis industry and enhance marketability.

Developed and taught by cannabis industry leaders, the course will extensively cover the cannabis industry as overseen statewide by the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) and locally under area-specific municipal ordinances.

This eight-week course that covers all sectors of the industry from cultivation to retail and was developed in partnership with the Long Beach Collective Association.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Cultivation
Week 3: Manufacturing
Week 4: Distribution
Week 5: Retail
Week 6: Labs
Week 7: METRC – California’s Track & Trace System
Week 8: Waste Regulations & Workforce Development

Classes will meet in real-time via zoom from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm on the below dates. All participants will be required to utilize Canvas & ConferZoom.

Course Dates

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020           
  • Thursday, October 1, 2020    
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020      
  • Thursday, October 8, 2020    
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020    
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020  
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020    
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020  
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020    
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020  
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020  
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  • Thursday, November 12, 2020          
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020