Introduction to the Cannabis Industry

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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 Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) and locally under area-specific municipal ordinances.

Spring 2024 Cannabis Course Info

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Cultivation

Week 3: Manufacturing

Week 4: Distribution

Week 5: Retail

Week 6: Testing Laboratories

Week 7: METRC – California’s Track and Trace System and Cannabis Waste

Week 8: Cannabis Law Basics and Human Resources / Workforce Development

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Class begins April 9, 2024 at 6:00 pm

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.

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.