Northwest Missouri State University Partners with Green Flower for Cannabis Education Program

Northwest Missouri State University is partnering with cannabis education company Green Flower for a cannabis certificate program covering cannabis-related science and business.

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Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) is the latest U.S. college or university to partner with cannabis education company Green Flower for a cannabis certificate program, KSHB41 reports. So far, 170 students have enrolled in the program.  

In an interview with KSHB, NWMSU Associate Provost Dr. Jay Johnson, noted that the course “is not an advocacy program to help get people out of prison” and “not an advocacy program for people to use the drug or to take it medicinally,” rather a way to show people how the “plant works.” 

“There’s not a whole lot of education around it, other than the experience of people who have been doing this for years, perhaps in their basements.” — Johnson to KSHB 

The program includes four eight-week courses, including the Business of Cannabis, Cannabis Compliance and Risk Management, Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine, and Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture. Students do not have to be enrolled in NWMSU to take the course. 

According to the Green Flower website, there are now 20 institutes of higher education offering Green Flower courses. Leafly’s 2021 Jobs Report shows there were 428,000 full-time employees in the U.S. cannabis industry.  

Missouri voters legalized cannabis for adult use during last November’s midterm elections. 

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