Gain the information and insights you need to participate in the ever-changing legal landscape surrounding the cannabis industry.
This 100% online program will help you understand the laws surrounding cannabis so that you can take your career to new heights and participate in this fast-growing industry.
Laws around cannabis are complex and ever-changing, making legal compliance a significant challenge for cannabis businesses. With a cross-disciplinary approach to key industry sectors, this certificate gives you the information and insights needed to participate in the world of cannabis regulation, compliance and public policy.
Upon completion, you’ll be awarded a certificate of completion from your chosen university. Additionally, also gain access to the Employer Network, which includes access to a digital badge to display your credential, as well as membership to the GF Institute, the professional organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professionalism, credibility, and equity in the cannabis industry.
Starting with Cannabis 101, the program will provide you with a comprehensive overview of federal and state cannabis regulation, and the historical events that led to the formation of these laws. You’ll explore industry legislation, common regulatory dilemmas, the process of securing state and local licenses, and more compliance-related content.
With the option to specialize in agriculture, entrepreneurial, or healthcare law and policy, this program is designed to give students the range and depth of information needed to meaningfully engage with the legal landscape around cannabis.
Upon completion of this certificate, you’ll be able to:
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 business face.
We recommend registering prior to the start date of the course. However, participants may register until Friday morning, after the start date. To register past that date, please contact us to see if we can accommodate your request.
The cannabis certificates are non-credit, so they are not eligible for federal aid at this time.
Students should expect to dedicate around 6-8 hours per week to complete coursework in this program.
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion from the university they choose.
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