Introduction to the Cannabis Industry


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.

Spring 2022 Cannabis Workshops

Business Law Saturday, April 9, 2022 8:00AM – 1:00PM  Enroll
Cannabis HR / Workforce Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:00AM – 12:00PM Enroll
Distribution / Cannabis Taxes Saturday, April 23, 2022 9:00AM – 12:00PM Enroll
Cultivation Facilities & Methods Saturday, May 7, 2022 9:00AM – 12:00PM Enroll
War on Drugs – Cannabis Saturday, May 14, 2022 1:30PM – 4:00PM Enroll
Manufacturing Extractions Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:00AM – 12:00PM Enroll
Manufacturing Infusions Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:00PM – 4:00PM Enroll
Testing Labs – Applied Science Saturday, June 4, 2022 12:00PM – 5:00PM Enroll
*Fall 2022 schedule coming soon!

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Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Cultivation
Week 3: Manufacturing
Week 4: Distribution
Week 5: Retail
Week 6: Labs
Week 7: METRC & Waste Regulations 
Week 8: Business Law & Workforce
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.