The University of Arizona is partnering with cannabis education company Green Flower to offer three noncredit Cannabis Certificate Programs, including the Business of Cannabis, Cannabis Law and Policy, and Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine.
Each certificate includes three eight-week, online courses which will be taught by Green Flower instructors, which include industry entrepreneurs, board-certified physicians, attorneys, and public policy specialists.
Arizona voters approved a cannabis legalization bill last year and the program has already generated more than $150 million in tax revenues for the state. Arizona is expected to surpass $1 billion in total annual cannabis sales this year, according to state Department of Revenue projections.
Dr. Craig Wilson, vice provost of Online & Distance Education for the university told Arizona Public Media that cannabis industry jobs “require people with these skill sets to really be successful.”
“Understanding multiple viewpoints like business, law and policy, and health care and medicine as it relates to the cannabis industry will help our learners establish a solid foundation.” – Wilson in a press release
Rebecca Cook, director of UArizona Continuing and Professional Education, said that changing laws nationwide “has created a tremendous need for credible cannabis education, not just for producers and distributors, but also for health professionals, legal professionals, law enforcement, and many others.”
Green Flower now lists 14 partner colleges and universities on its website.
Registration is now open on the UArizona website with the first cohort expected to start March 7.
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