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

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

Course Dates

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Thursday, October 27, 2022


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.

Fall 2022 Cannabis Workshops

*Fall 2022 schedule coming soon!

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